Hello and Happy New Year! I hope that this issue find everyone well and ready for a phenomenal new year. I would like to start this by thanking all of the wonderful and creative writers and photographers that I am luck to have be part of Country Pulse. It seems like only yesterday when I put out the first issue with nobody but myself to put it together. Although the road has been rocky, it has finally leveled out, and the magazine is not only better because of these great people, but our readership has quadrupled, and we have become a well received and especially well respected publication.
Also, I would like to thank the artists who graced the covers during 2013. We have been so lucky to have partnered with all of the management company and PR firms to bring you quality interviews and stories about your favorite artists.
This issue has the beautiful Martina McBride gracing the cover. We have an exclusive interview with this amazingly talented lady, as well as interviews with Joe Nichols, Kelly Lang, Pam Tillis, The Band Perry, George Ducas, Neal McCoy, and Steve Wariner. There is so much "Stuff" in this issue!
At press time, we are gearing up to attend the Country Radio Seminar the last week in February. This event not only is one of the most anticipated events in Nashville every year, but it allows publications to interview new artists and veteran artists. What a perfect opportunity to bring you even more in-depth interviews and amazing one-on-one conversations with country music's best.
Finally, I would like to thank all of you for being such great supporters of Country Pulse. This magazine has been a dream of mine since I can remember. Thank you for making my dreams come true.
In conclusion, please know we always want to know what you think, and welcome your opinions and submissions. We would love to hear from you! Please share your stories about meeting your favorite stars, writing about a recent concert you attended, or reviewing your favorite CD! Please send all communication to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put the words "article submission" in the subject column. I will respond to all inquiries and submissions. After all, this is a magazine "by the fans, for the fans." I would love to have you all be a part of the magazine too!
Until the next issue....have a great New Year, and always be as happy as you make me,