AY Magazine won the award for Best Publication at Arkansas Country Music’s fifth-annual awards ceremony Monday evening. AY Media Group President and Publisher, Heather Baker, accepted the award on behalf of the statewide media company.


Earlier this year, the group behind the awards opened the competition up to nominations and then multiple choice-based voting for the general public. Those votes, along with the careful considerations of the special selection committee come together to decide who all will take home an award. AY Magazine was nominated in the Best Publication/Blog/Podcast category.


“We are so honored to win this award tonight,” said Baker in an acceptance speech during the ceremony. “We want to thank everyone who voted for us.

“We were in a great group. We got to cover acts like The Render Sisters, Tyler Kinch, Erin Enderlin and David Adam Byrnes, and so many more artists. But, I really want to thank all of our readers and all of our fans out there. . .They are the reason we get to cover great, down-home country music.”

David Adam Byrnes and Heather Baker

AY Media Group is a multimedia company that specializes in niche market publishing. The media company publishes magazines and custom publications including AY Magazine (About You), a lifestyle publication; Mental Health Guide of Arkansas; and Arkansas Money and Politics (AMP), the state’s premier business and political magazine.



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