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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Catch Up Online

Missed a show? No problem! Below you can catch up on previous editions of Ben’s Country Music Show starting from January 2018. Each week the latest show will be uploaded to this page and over the next few months, we’ll be uploading some archive shows and special documentaries from throughout the last 10 years!

10th September 2018 (10th Anniversary Special - Week 8)

Musician and longtime friend of the programme, John Montague, sits in on this very special final episode to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ben's Country Music show. In the programme, John sits down with Ben to discuss this ten years in broadcasting, how he came to be involved with country music and where it has led him since. There are stories of Nashville, Taylor Swift and Dolly Parton and, of course, Ben's choice of his favourite music. Not one to miss!

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3rd September 2018 (10th Anniversary Special - Week 7)

As we head into the penultimate week of our 10th anniversary celebrations, Ben is joined in the studio by Pete James, an officianardo on folk music and the presenter of the Folk, Blues and Beyond show on 103 The Eye in Melton Mowbray. In this special edition, Ben's Country Music Show meets the Folk show for a two hour blend of the best in country, americana and folk. Join Ben and Pete for their selection of music, great conversation and reminiscence on 10 years of radio broadcasting for them both.

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27th August 2018 (10th Anniversary Special - Week 6)

This week, as our 10th anniversary celebrations continue, Ben is joined in the studio by Lincolnshire based musician Steve Jackson. Steve has been involved in the music industry in one way or another his whole life and is an officianardo on many areas of folk and country music. He last appeared on the show in 2012, playing live and talking about his career. Now he's back to celebrate 10 years of Ben's Country Music Show, with new music and plenty of stories to tell.

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20th August 2018 (10th Anniversary Special - Week 5)

Back in 2011, Ben spent six months studying in the USA and during that time visited Nashville to cover the 45th annual CMA Awards. While in Nashville, Ben met and interviewed a series of artists, musicians and songwriters. In this second part of our interviews special, forming part of the 10th anniversary of Ben's Country Music Show, we take you back to the heart of Nashville to re-live some of those interviews. Featuring Charlie McCoy, Adam Fisher, Jerry Vandiver and more, plus a very special conversation with the late Lynn Anderson.

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