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AARP The Magazine June/July 2022

Country music’s biggest stars celebrate what America means to them this Independence Day


AARP The Magazine is taking a moment to celebrate all that unites us this Independence Day. In the June/July issue, country legends Dolly Parton, Zac Brown, Shania Twain, Loretta Lynn, and many other artists share what they treasure most about the U.S. and how music continues to be a uniting force for diverse communities.

And in this special section, AARP The Magazine also pays tribute to country music. Celebrity country music fans — including Ringo Starr, Lester Holt, Terry Bradshaw and more — tell AARP why they love country music and how it’s shaped who they are today.

In addition, a special report shines a spotlight on the diversifying Nashville music scene. Learn how new artists like Lil Nas X and Brittney Spencer are changing country music from within, featuring an exclusive interview with rising star Kane Brown and an examination of the broadening inclusion.

Plus, there’s a quiz to see how well you know country music, as well as AARP’s playlist of essential country songs and a travel guide to iconic country music sites across the country, including museums, concert halls and backroom spots where music history was made.

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Past Issues of AARP The Magazine

April/May 2022

In this issue, Liam Neeson talks about his lead role in ‘Memory,’ Selma Blair shares why asking for help isn’t a weakness and Michael Strahan reveals his secret for relaxing.






February/March 2022

In this issue, rocker John Mellencamp shares life at 70, learn to take a big vacation on a little budget, and celebrate Movies For Grownups’ 20th anniversary with a look at this year’s awards nominees.





December 2021/January 2022

In this issue, find 38 great places to retire (maybe Margaritaville is your cup of tea?), meet The Handmaid Tale’s Ann Dowd and King Richard’s Aunjanue Ellis, learn what to do about diabetes and how to save money during inflation.



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