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New Long Island newspaper, This Is Country, for country music fans

Country star Cole Swindell performs at Jones Beach.

Country star Cole Swindell performs at Jones Beach. Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Long Island’s country music fans have something to sing about.

Starting on April 15, Ronkonkoma-based JVC Media will debut This Is Country, a free newspaper devoted exclusively to country music, from backstories about recording artists like Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell to concert calendars.

The quarterly publication, which will feature celebrity interviews, photos, news and reviews, is also partnering with L.I. music station “My Country” (WJVC 96.1/FM) on concerts and giveaways. Articles in the initial issue include one on the many country acts coming to theaters at Jones Beach and Westbury this summer, including Chase Rice, Drake White and Kip Moore.

“When the artists are here, this is a chance to give a little more information about them to the country music fans,” said JVC president and CEO John Caracciolo. “They’re the most loyal group of fans out there.”

This Is Country will be given out at My Country 96.1 radio appearances, and will also be available at several stores, including King Kullen, Stop & Shop, Kmart and Best Market.

Maybe the paper’s slogan could be “All the news that’s fit to twang.”

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