In addition to her role at Rare Country, Stark will continue to write her weekly “Stark Report” column for Billboard Country Update. She has authored the column, also published on Billboard.biz, since 2013. Prior to that, she served as Billboard’s Nashville bureau chief and senior editor.
Laurissa Phillips, General Manager of Rare Country stated: “Phyllis Stark is one of the most esteemed journalists in country music and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the Rare Country family. As our brand continues to evolve, her experience and industry insight will continue to strengthen our position within the digital media landscape and allow us to expand our original content and partnership opportunities.”
Phyllis Stark is a Nashville-based entertainment journalist who has been reporting extensively on country music and the Nashville music industry for more than two decades.