UK Country Music show presented by CMA member Ben Atkinson and broadcast on stations across the UK each week. We feature the best in country, roots, americana and bluegrass and are celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2018.

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Ben’s Country Music Show is a two-hour weekly radio show featuring the best in country music, roots Americana and bluegrass which is broadcast on stations across the UK each week. The show began in May 2008 and in 2018 will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Each week Ben Atkinson presents the show from his studio in the beautiful cathedral city of Lincoln in the East Midlands.

Each week the show features the latest music from the USA and UK, mixed in with country classics and live sessions. Ben brings you the latest news from Nashville, This Week in Country Music and both the Billboard country album and airplay charts.

Currently, the show airs on 103 The Eye in Melton Mowbray and the Vale of Belvoir, County Linx Radio and Rasen Radio in Lincolnshire, Hermitage FM in North West Leicestershire and Wey Valley Radio in Hampshire. You can find out more about all of these stations and when the show is broadcast on the on-air page of this website.

As we look forward celebrating the show’s 10th anniversary in 2018 it’s a great opportunity to look back on all that has taken place in the last decade. When the show began in 2008 the UK country music scene was a very different place – there was no C2C Festival, no major UK country acts like The Shires or Ward Thomas and country was very rarely featured on mainstream radio outside the BBC. In the year’s that followed Ben’s Country Music show has grown to become one of the most prominent specialist music shows on independent radio in the UK with a growing number of listeners both in the UK and internationally.

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Billboard Country Airplay Chart

  • Simple - Florida Georgia Line
  • She Got The Best Of Me - Luke Combs
  • Blue Tacoma - Russell Dickerson
  • Break Up In The End - Cole Swindell
  • Hangin' On - Chris Young
  • Hotel Key - Old Dominion
  • Drunk Girl - Chris Janson
  • Rich - Maren Morris
  • Lose It - Kane Brown
  • Best Shot - Jimmie Allen

Billboard Country Albums Chart

  • Desperate Man - Eric Church
  • This One's For You - Luke Combs
  • Cry Pretty - Carrie Underwood
  • Dan + Shay - Dan + Shay
  • Traveller - Chris Stapleton
  • Kane Brown - Kane Brown