The March/April 2013 issue features Little Big Town on the cover, following the incredible success of their platinum-selling TORNADO album. With a career spanning fifteen years, the band have been on four different record labels, and have seen their music high on the charts and then disappear again. “It’s another testament to perserverance – you just have to keep going, you have to perservere – fight with everything you’ve got!” This issue includes a FREE 18 track MAVERICK MUSIC Volume 3 CD, which includes artists such as Robert Vincent, Dolly Parton, Niall Toner, Buffy Lawson, Bex Marshall, Pete Tindal, AJ Downing, Keyth Youngster, Rebecca Pronsky and more. This issue also introduces a brand new section to the magazine: The Gig Room, which focuses on the instrument and hardware side of the industry. In this issue The Gig Room features The Vintage V52 Icon Guitar, Rotosound and Gretsch Guitars. The March/April 2013 issue also features Elizabeth McGovern, who is the lead singer of Sadie and the Hotheads, but also the award-winning Lady Cora from the period drama Downton Abbey. “I was working very hard on the music side of my life, but never thought of myself as a musician… I’ve always been a lover of words so writing songs came naturally to me, but I never saw myself as a singer.” Notable features include The beautiful Patti Page waltz, Chris Young: “I’m a pure country fan”, Carrie Underwood, Brantley Gilbert, Derrin Nauendorf, Charley Pride: Naturally on edge, Tift Merritt: Musical roots and branching out, and Joey + Rory: A beautiful marriage. Regular features include On Tour where you will find a feature on Caitlin Rose. The Pickin’ and Grinnin’ live review section also features Mumford & Sons, Albert Lee & Hogan Heroes, First Aid Kit, Boo Hewerdine, Bella Hardy, Strawbs, Oh Susanna & Laurie Levine and more. The issue features over 100 CD reviews and highlights include the Editor’s Top Picks: Dean Owens: CASHBACK; Dwight Yoakam: 3 PEARS; Niall Toner: ONWARDS & UPWARDS; The SteelDrivers: NEW HAMMER DOWN; Larkin Poe & Thom Hell: THE SOUND OF THE OCEAN SOUND; Birds of Chicago: BIRDS OF CHICAGO; Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: OLD YELLOW MOON; Michael Smith: OLD MAN DANCING; The Honey Dewdrops: SILVER LINING.