NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - Country Living today announced the magazine's 2nd annual 'What's Country Now' honorees, celebrating the people, places, and products revolutionizing what country means today.

The March issue -- on newsstands now -- celebrates the 'What's Country Now' theme, saluting leaders in country-inspired design, lifestyle, fashion and more. The issue includes an exclusive 8-page tour of the Vermont home of Grammy nominated alt-country musician Neko Case. Top chefs, such as Wolfgang Puck and Christina Tosi (of Momofuku Milk Bar), offer up fresh takes on the ultimate comfort-food: the casserole. Actress Parker Posey, fashion designer Lela Rose, chef Tyler Florence, and musicians Jenny Lewis and Scott Avett all weigh in on what "country" means to them.

"Everything this brand has always been about is suddenly trendy," says Editor-in-Chief Sarah Gray Miller. "The March issue really zeros in on the nexus of where country meets cool."

It also honors 25 trailblazers of modern country style: from furniture to fashion, food to technology. Highlights of the 2012 'What's Country Now' list include:

  • Arethusa Farm, the 350-head cattle ranch and dairy owned by the president and vice president of Manolo Blahnik, in Litchfield, Connecticut
  • Social media sensation, which garners 11 million hits a week from users sharing digital inspiration boards
  • Designer David Stark's new line of jewelry and accessories, inspired by wood-shop tools and work clothes
  • A guide to the great moonshine revival -- small American distillers reclaiming traditional practices while meeting contemporary legal standards

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Country Living ( is the No. 1 selling shelter magazine at newsstand. It focuses on a variety of topics including decorating, antiques, cooking, travel, remodeling and gardens. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Country Living publishes a United Kingdom edition. Country Living is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation (, one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies with interests in magazines, newspapers, digital media, business media and television. With its acquisition of Lagardère SCA's 100 titles in 14 countries outside of France, Hearst Magazines now publishes more than 300 editions around the world, including 20 U.S. titles. Hearst Magazines is the largest publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. (ABC 2011) and reaches 87 million adults (Spring 2011 MRI). Country Living is available on Zinio, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Amazon Fire and Apple Newsstand. Follow Country Living on Twitter @CountryLiving.