The May/June 2012 issue features Tim McGraw on the cover, following the release of his album EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC, which was delayed by almost two years by his label, which resulted in Tim taking legal action against Curb Records. “As an artist I always think that you want to think you are doing your most current and best work every time you go in. I think that’s kind of a driving force behind every time you do a record and I think that you’re always thinking this is your best one. ” This issue also features Eric Church interviewed after he scored his first mainstream country number one hit with Drink In My Hand taken from the album CHIEF. “Country is the coolest format… It’s where the true singer-songwriter lives. It’s where the true troubadour lives. But we sometimes hide that. That’s why I love being there on the fringes, like an ambassador introducing country music to the rest of the world.” Notable features also include Trudie Myerscough-Harris, a frank interview with the lady who is Bob Harris’ manager, press and PR advisor, fixer and counsellor (aka. His wife), Judy Collins: Singing a sad song and Suzy Bogguss: She started out as a folkie. Regular features also include On Tour where you will find features on The Lady: A homage to Sandy Denny, Beverley Folk Festival and South-by-South West Music Festival. The Pickin’ and Grinnin’ live review section features Gretchen Peters, Madison Violet, BMI and CMA the Songwriters Series, Anais Mitchell, Southside Jonny and the Poor Fools, 8th Annual Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, Randy Newman, Transatlantic Sessions, The Wiyos, The Jayhawks, Ruth Moody & The Cornshed Sisters, Joe Henry and Paul Carrack. The issue features over 100 CD reviews and highlights include the Editor’s Top Picks: Drew Nelson: TILT-A-WHIRL; Dar Williams: IN THE TIME OF GODS; Dierks Bentley: HOME; Rosie Thomas: WITH LOVE; Tim McGraw: EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC; Amanda Shires: CARRYING LIGHTNING; Eve Selis: FAMILY TREE; Marty Stuart: NASHVILLE VOL 1: TEAR THE WOODPILE DOWN; Rachel Harrington & The Knock Outs: RACHEL HARRINGTON & THE KNOCK OUTS.