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Country Weekly and MusicCityNetworks Team Up to Launch Webstore Offering Merchandise From Leading Country Music Artists

March 29, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Country Weekly, the only weekly publication in the United States dedicated entirely to country music, and MusicCityNetworks, a web design and e-commerce shop, announced today the launch of an exclusive webstore at CountryWeekly.com that will sell a range of merchandise from leading country music artists.

The new online store, which opens this Friday, March 30th, will feature merchandise from country music notables, including Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Sara Evans, Little Big Town and more.

The merchandise available for purchase consists of a variety of products, such as T-shirts, hats and tank tops. Consumers will also be able to obtain music, including CDs and digital downloads.

“We are excited to team up with MCN to bring an added feature to the Country Weekly reader through our webstore at CountryWeekly.com,” said Lisa Konicki, Country Weekly’s Editor-in-Chief. “Fans will be able to get their breaking country news and pick up merchandise of some of their favorite stars all in one stop.”

Country Weekly is published by American Media, Inc., publishers of the leading print and digital celebrity, health and fitness magazines in the United States.

About American Media, Inc.

American Media, Inc. owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and health and fitness media brands in the United States. AMI’s titles include Star, OK!, National Enquirer, Globe, Soap Opera Digest, Shape, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health. AMI also manages 18 different digital sites including RadarOnline.com, OKmagazine.com, Shape.com, MensFitness.com, MuscleandFitness.com and FitPregnancy.com. AMI’s magazines have a combined total circulation of almost 7 million and reach more than 55 million men and women each month. AMI’s digital properties reach an average of 10 million unique visitors and 80 million page views monthly.

AMI also operates a Publishing Services business unit which includes Distribution Services, Inc. (DSI), the No. 1 in-store magazine sales and merchandising marketing company in the U.S. and Canada. DSI places and monitors AMI’s publications and third-party publications to ensure proper displays in major retail chains and national and regional supermarket chains. DSI also provides marketing, merchandising and information gathering services to third parties including non-magazine clients. Publishing Services also provides print and digital advertising sales and strategic management direction in the following areas: manufacturing, subscription circulation, logistics, event marketing and full back office financial functions. Playboy is one of many publishers who have taken advantage of these additional services.

About MusicCityNetworks

MusicCityNetworks is a web and digital media agency that provides a one stop, integrated solution for connecting artists with their fans. In business since 2001, MCN has executed digital strategies for many of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. They offer cutting edge websites, fan clubs, webstores and fulfillment, mobile apps, digital strategy and turnkey merchandise management and design. Whether you’re a superstar or an emerging artist, they will work with you to create an online experience that inspires user interaction and fan engagement.

SOURCE Country Weekly

Source: PR Newswire