The September/October 2012 issue features Garth Brooks on the cover, following his induction into the Country Music Hall Of Fame 2012. “I was a javelin thrower, at least I wore a uniform that said I was… I stunk at everything I did. Music was the one thing I felt proud of.” This issue also features Kenny Rogers, who with a career dating back to the 1950’s has continuously reinvented himself to become one of the highest paid entertainers in the world. In this interview with Alan Cackett, Kenny discusses being the father of an eight year old at the age of 74. “They say that having kids at my age will either make you or break you… and right now I’m moving very heavily towards break.” Notable features also include Sandi Thom: “I can hear myself growing up”; Bill Anderson: Nashville Songwriters; Lonestar: Unfinished business for Lonestar and Simone Felice: I gotta save this tired voice. Regular features include On Tour where you will find features on Caroline Herring, Dana and Susan Robinson, Will Banister and JD McPherson. The Pickin’ and Grinnin’ live review section features Maverick Festival, Americana International Festival, Beverley Folk Festival, Emily Smith, Eve Selis Band, Guy Clark with Verlon Thompson, Suxy Bogguss, Sarah Jarosz, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. The issue features over 100 CD reviews and highlights include the Editor’s Top Picks: Shawn Colvin: ALL FALL DOWN; Kenny Chesney: WELCOME TO THE FISHBOWL; Caroline Herring: CAMILLA; Joey & Rory: HIS & HERS; The Abrams Brothers: NORTHERN REDEMPTION; Jeb Loy Nichols: THE JEB LOY NOCHOLS SPECIAL; Alan Jackson: THIRTY MILES WEST; Hat Fitz & Cara: WILEY WAYS; The Waymores: THE WAYMORES.