Country Swag launched in December 2015 and has established itself as the go-to source for country music in New York City and beyond. In the six years since the company’s inception, Country Swag continues to bring its audience the latest in the genre from specially curated events, artist partnerships, and its unique clothing brand designed with modern-day country music fans in mind.
Content on the site, and across Country Swag’s social media platforms, includes interviews with both rising and established artists, album reviews, country music humor, new music news, ticket giveaways, as well as original video content from pop-up live sessions hosted by Country Swag and exclusive events.
The Country Swag clothing brand, which can be seen on fans and artists worldwide, embodies the passion, patriotism, and enthusiasm of country music fans today.
Additionally, Country Swag takes pride in hosting and producing unique events introducing and showcasing rising talent to the New York country music market, the largest market across the country. Since its launch, Country Swag has curated sold-out shows with artists like Russell Dickerson, hit-songwriter Nicolle Galyon, Teddy Robb, and more.
Here at Country Swag, we have our fingers on the pulse of country music and have gained the trust of our audience through the quality content we create and share, as well as the unique experiences and proven talent we showcase in our events and on our site.
With established personal relationships we share with artists and industry members, we have become a reliable source that connects artists and fans.
For all inquiries, advertising, promotional partnerships, event requests or to view our media kit – Please e-mail: [email protected]
Stephanie Wagner Founder
Country Swag Founder, Stephanie Wagner grew up on the water in Broad Channel, a small island community in Queens, NY. After studying Business Management, Stephanie continued to pursue a career in event management with IGC Hospitality, a thriving food and beverage company primarily located in New York City.
After organizing several successful country music-themed events with IGC, she recognized the niche, untapped market of country music in New York City. In an effort to tie two things she loved together, country music and special events, Stephanie founded Country Swag (formerly NYCountry Swag).
She gives credit to her mother for her fascination with the music world. Whether late nights of watching music videos, music awards shows, or any type of music documentary together or listening to her mom sing along to music from the greats like Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, or Pat Benatar, when she thinks of her first memories of music, Stephanie thinks of her mom.
Fun Fact – “Swag” was a nickname given to Stephanie long before the start of Country Swag. The name is a play on her own name and initials, S WAGner.
Erica is a 20 something social worker from Long Island, New York with a passion for the creatives and, of course, all things country music. In her free time, you can find her planning impromptu trips to explore new cities, but Nashville, Tennessee remains her favorite.
Alexa grew up in L.A., where she discovered her love for country music early on. Her interest grew while attending Nashville’s Vanderbilt University where she spent time catching the live music acts on Broadway. She now lives in New York City. In addition to country music, her passions include hot yoga, playing the guitar, and searching for the best pizza & pasta spots in the city!
Lauren Davidson is a New York-based singer-songwriter. Blending New York City vibes with the rich tones of Contemporary Country Music, she has created a genre all her own, and audiences and critics just can’t get enough.
Longtime friend and supporter of the Country Swag brand, Lauren brings her natural charm and enthusiasm to her interviews as the brands leading on-air host.
Country Swag is proud to introduce our team of contributing writers. As fans first, we make it a priority to continue to share the unique voices of our team members and highlighting all of the aspects of the country music genre far beyond our home base in New York City. Learn more about our team of writers here.