Rolling Stone has — to quote Alan Jackson — gone country. Forgive us for that, but we don’t often get the chance to reference horrendous music from the mid 90s, so we just had to take this opportunity.
Today marks the launch of Rolling Stone Country, the glossy’s first site solely dedicated to the genre. It will be overseen by Gus Wenner, rollingstone.com’s director. Beville Dunkerley and Joseph Hudak will serve as senior writers.
“We’re starting Rolling Stone Country out of a deep love for the music,” said Wenner, who pretty much had to say something like that, in a statement. “Country music has always been part of Rolling Stone‘s DNA.”
To coincide with Rolling Stone County’s arrival, the next Rolling Stone that hits newsstands will be its first ever country issue.
The magazine is also throwing a party in Nashville to celebrate the new site. There will be a performance by Keith Urban and guests will be provided custom cocktails by Patrón, in the hopes that consuming the beverages will help them enjoy Urban’s music.