The January/February 2012 issue re-launched Maverick into print format, following a change of publisher. This issue features Lady Antebellum on the cover, commenting on their incredible year that took them way beyond their wildest dreams. “I don’t think we had any idea what the response would be over here and that felt great. You know in the past year and with this new record, I felt that we’ve found a special place in which we can come back to. We do a lot in the States and a lot in Canada, but this is really one of the places in which we felt we could spend some time…” This issue also features an insightful interview with Chris Rea, the bluesman, when Jonathan Rabett discusses his album SANTO SPIRITO BLUES and the crusade for an alternative to e-music. “I take six injections every day, 36 different kinds of pills and have check-ups every six weeks. This kind of stuff really makes you love every second that you can every day.” Notable features also include, Radio Rage, Bryan Chalker’s insider view of the radio industry, Darius Rucker: A true musical rarity and Jeff Black: A long time coming. Regular features include On Tour, where you will find features on The Wiyos, The International Festival of Country Music, the 8th Panarts Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, Celtic Connections line-up, Madison Violet and The Secret Sisters. The Pickin’ and Grinnin’ live review section also features Gillian Welch, Eli & Calahan, Eric Taylor, Tom Paxton, Steve Earle, Corinne West, Carrie Rodriguez, Hot Club of Cowtown and many more. This issue features over 80 CD reviews, including the editor’s top ten: Merle Haggard: BIG CITY/GOING WHERE THE LONELY GO; Vince Gill: GUITAR SLINGER; Rob Lytle: YOU.MUST.STOP; Eilen Jewell: QUEEN OF THE MINOR KEY; Mark Chestnutt: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION: COMPLETE MCA SINGLES 1990-2000; Miranda Lambert: FOUR THE RECORDS; Nanci Griffith: INTERSECTION; My Darling Clementine: HOW DO YOU PLEAD?; Gretchen Peters: HELLO CRUEL WORLD; Jeff Black: PLOW THROUGH THE MYSTIC.