Classic Rock Presents Country

Debut Issue: 69 must have classics of modern country
Classic Rock Presents Country

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Country Music Magazine is what true country fans have been waiting for.

Cover Feature: Johnny Cash

On the 10th anniversary of his death we tell the story of how The Man In Black recovered from a period of depression, drug addiction and suicidal thoughts to record his two greatest albums: the ‘prison’ records, At Folsom Prison and At San Quentin.

The albums, released in the late 60s, made Cash a legend and even outsold The Beatles at the time. They’ve since become classics that every country fan should own

Also featured in the first issue…

· LeAnn Rimes: We speak to the singer behind the lurid tabloid headlines about life under the media spotlight, honesty in songwriting and her new album, Spitfire. “Country music people don’t shy away from writing about being in prison, drugs and cheating. It’s life.”

· Tony Joe White: In this rare interview, The Swamp Fox lets you in on his incredible career, the writing and recording of his new album Hoodoo and writing songs for The King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll. “Every time Elvis sung one of my songs it gave my chills.”

· Buddy Emmons: The interview no other magazine could get! The greatest pedal steel guitarist of all-time talks to us exclusively about his career and how Nashville royalty like Willie Nelson, Little Jimmy Dickens and Vince Gill came together to pay their respects on the newly released tribute album, The Big E: A Salute To Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons.

· 69 Must-Have Classics Of Modern Country: Our resident experts have put together the ultimate collection of essential modern country tracks from the likes of Ween, Shelby Lynne and Caitlin Rose. Did Achy Breaky Heart make the cut? Probably not.

· Guy Clark: Along with his friends and cohorts, Steve Young, Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark was one of the big inspirations for the Alt Country scene of the 90s and beyond. We speak to the grand old man of American roots music about his life, career and excellent new album, My Favourite Picture Of You.

· Steve Martin & Edie Brickell: Hollywood comedy legend Steve Martin’s first foray into bluegrass earned him a Grammy. Now he’s teamed up with singer-songwriter Edie Brickell for sublime banjo-driven folk record Love Has Come For You that just might be the best album you’ll hear this year.

· Wanda Jackson: The Queen Of Rockabilly guides us through her incredible life and career: touring with Elvis in the 50s; going ‘country’ in the mid-60s; and the release of her thirty-first studio album Unfinished Business produced by Americana singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle.

  • Plus! Interviews with country music’s hottest new stars! Sturgill Simpson. Kacey Musgraves. Austin Lucas. My Darling Clementine. Case Hardin. Carrie Rodriguez. Fifth On The Floor and more…


Plus! Your free 15-track CD loaded with songs of love, heartbreak and revenge from Guy Clark, Tony Joe White, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Sturgill Simpson, Danni Nicholls, My Darling Clementine and many more!