Country Music Moving to Country Weekly Offices Amid Sale

The staff of Country Music magazine will soon move into space next to the current Country Weekly offices on Music Row, according to Publisher Sheri Warnke. American Media, the parent company of Country Weekly and The National Enquirer, has purchased competitor Country Music from Sussex Publishers. Although the Nashville office will relocate, Warnke says the company plans to keep the current Country Music staff intact. “We hope everyone stays on,” Warnke said. “We plan to keep them very separate because they are very separate, very different publications.” American Media is creating a division called Country Music Media Group, which will oversee both magazines. Warnke will assume the title of group publisher, and Country Weekly editor Neil Pond will steer both publications as group editor. Pond held the editor-in-chief position at Country Music before joining Country Weekly.