This week on the show, Ben celebrates Dolly Parton's 50th year as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, plus a review of Brad Paisley's recent UK gigs, lots of new music and an exciting announcement about a new feature on the programme!
Catch up on last week's show featuring an album of the week from new super group, the Highwomen. Ben plays songs from their debut record throughout the show.
Over the last ten years, we've recorded interviews with a range of artists in country music and you can listen to them all right here on the website. Check out the archive and listen to an interview today.
Now updated with dates for 2019, check out the Ben's Country Music Show Gig Guide which lists all the upcomming concerts and shows in the UK from your favourite country and americana stars. The list is growing all the time!
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 and Ireland. The show is presented by Ben Atkinson-Foster from his studio in the beautiful cathedral city of Lincoln in the East Midlands, and in 2018 the show celebrated its 10th anniversary. That’s over a thousand hours of radio broadcast in the last decade!
When Ben’s Country Music Show began back in 2008, the UK country music scene was a very different place. There were lots of fans, but you wouldn’t have known it and barely any artists toured on this side of the pond! In the years since, the country music scene has exploded, with a huge number of festivals, concerts and even dedicated radio stations and TV channels. It’s fantastic to see, but we shouldn’t overlook the fact that we were there right at the beginning and, in the last ten years, 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.
If you tune in to the show, each week you’ll hear the latest music from the USA and UK, mixed in with country classics and live sessions. Plus, Ben brings you the news from Nashville, This Week in Country Music and both the Billboard country album and airplay charts. You can find a full list of stations that broadcast the show right here, so there’s no excuse not to tune in. And, if you miss an episode you can catch up right here on the website and if that’s not enough, you can discover interviews from across the last decade and our up to date gig guide so you can plan your next concert trip with ease.
Billboard Country Airplay Chart
Billboard Country Albums Chart