Joseph Hudak To Lead Rolling Stone Country, Jon Freeman Joins Team

Pictured (L-R): Joseph Hudak, Jon Freeman

Pictured (L-R): Joseph Hudak, Jon Freeman

Joseph Hudak has been promoted to lead the Rolling Stone Country office in Nashville, retaining his current title of Senior Editor. Jon Freeman has been named Staff editor, and will report to Hudak.

Hudak has been Senior Editor at Rolling Stone Country since the site’s launch in 2014. Prior to this, he was Managing Editor at Country Weekly Magazine since 2012, the same year he moved to Nashville. Previously, he spent 12 years at TV Guide Magazine, exiting as senior editor in May 2012. Hudak is a 1996 graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and a Native of Dallas, Pennsylvania. Hudak most recently was awarded the 2016 CMA Award for Media Achievement.

Before being named Staff Editor, Freeman served as a freelance writer and editor for Rolling Stone Country for the last year, as well as other outlets including RollingStone.com, NPR, Nashville Scene and Vinyl Me Please. Previously, Freeman worked at Country Weekly magazine in various roles, including deputy editor and managing editor in 2014. Prior to that, he was managing editor at local trade publication, MusicRow, where he spent seven years. Freeman graduated in 2002 from Auburn University and is an Arab, Alabama native.

“With a remarkable ability to find the social and human thread in country music, and an extensive knowledge of Nashville’s unique music business and charting systems, Jon is the perfect addition to Rolling Stone Country. I’m excited to work with him in providing insightful and educated features and criticism to fans of country music and Americana,” said Hudak.

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at jnicholson@musicrow.com.

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