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Country Living
EditorRachel Hardage Barrett
PublisherHearst Magazines
Total circulation
Year founded1978; 44 years ago (1978)
CompanyHearst Magazines
CountryUnited States
Based inBirmingham, Alabama

Country Living is an American lifestyle and home magazine published by the Hearst Corporation since 1978.[2] The monthly magazine focuses on food, home renovation, home decor, DIY and lifestyle. The magazine hosts four Country Living Fairs a year in Rhinebeck, NY, Nashville, TN, Columbus, OH and Atlanta, GA.

In 2014, the magazine relocated its editorial offices from New York City's Hearst Tower (Manhattan) to Birmingham, Alabama. The current editor-in-chief is Rachel Hardage Barrett.[3]

The magazine initially was conceptualized by John Mack Carter. From 1978 to 1998, the editor-in-chief was Rachel Newman (editor). The magazine was the first dedicated to the country look, and the focus was originally on Early American and period homes. In addition to country homes, regular features included home plans, inns, real estate listings, kitchens, cooking and folk remedies. During its early years, it was the fastest growing publication in the Hearst Corporation's history.

UK edition

The UK edition of the magazine was launched in the summer of 1985.[4] Since 1995 the editor-in-chief has been Susy Smith.[5]


  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. June 30, 2011. Archived from the original on July 24, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "Top 100 U.S. Magazines by Circulation" (PDF). PSA Research Center. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  3. ^ Diel, Stan (April 2, 2014) The current associate publisher is Michelle Balaz. "Country Living magazine completes move from New York to Birmingham." Birmingham News - Retrieved April 2, 2014
  4. ^ Linda (10 May 2010). The First Issue of Country Living Magazine. Vintage Heart Blog.
  5. ^ Stewart, Linda (January 6, 2020). Why I want to write about the Troubles, by Northern Ireland's veteran editor of Country Living. Belfast Telegraph.