UK Country Music show presented by CMA member Ben Atkinson and broadcast on stations across the UK and Ireland since 2008. We feature the best in country, roots, americana and bluegrass, plus news from Nashville and Billboard charts.

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Missed a show? No problem. Now you can listen again online! 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!

13th January 2020

Join Ben Atkinson for Ben's Country Music Show, featuring two hours of the best in country, roots, americana and bluegrass music. Ben has your This Week in Country Music History, the Billboard Charts, News from Nashville and plenty of new music to get the year off to a great start. You'll hear tracks from Kane Brown, Clare Dunn and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Plus, there's news on Jim Lauderdale's upcomming Bluegrass album and a tribute to the Rascal Flatts who have decide to part company after 20 years in country music!

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6th January 2020

Join Ben Atkinson for the first show of a new year and a new decade. Starting 2020 by looking back, Ben brings you a special show which looks back on the last ten years and features some of the best country, roots, americana and bluegrass music from the 2010s. There'll also be a chance to look at the big news stories, pay tribute to those who left us in this period and discuss how country music has changed over time.

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30th December 2019 (New Year's Special)

Join Ben for this special show looking back on the big events, music and more from 2019 as we review the year in full in this New Year Special. There will also be a special tribute to those we've lost this year and a month by month review of the News from Nashville.

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23rd December 2019 (Christmas Special)

Join Ben for the 2019 Christmas Special of Ben's Country Music Show. Expect to hear your favourite festive favourites performed by a wide range of country artists, plus a few special tracks you'll perhaps never heard of before! Ben even has his sleigh bells in the studio once again. Happy Christmas from all at Ben's Country Music Show!

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16th December 2019

On this week's show, Ben has an album of the week from Lady Antebellum, the final album of the week for 2019 and it's their new record, Ocean. Plus there's plenty of News from Nashville, the Billboard Charts and This Week in Country Music History. There's also great music from George Strait, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift and more.

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9th December 2019

Join Ben for this week's Ben's Country Music Show, featuring two hours of the very best in country, roots, americana and bluegrass. Opening up the show with a great track from Ashley McBryde, Ben has the Billboard Charts, This Week in Country Music and full details of the special programmes that will be airing over the festive period. Plus, if that's not enough, Luke Combs' brand new album, What You See Is What You Get, is the album of the week.

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2nd December 2019 (Ken Burns Country Music Special)

Join Ben for this very special programme, which airs in two parts. In the first hour you can hear a very special companion documentary to the Ken Burns documentary film, Country Music. There'll be interviews with Ken and the rest of the team who produced the show, plus some of the very best country music. Then, in hour two, Ben takes you through the changing British attitude to country music over the past 50 years, looking at how the genre's relationship with the UK has changed in that time.

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25th November 2019

On this week's show, Ben is back in the studio after a few technical problems over the last few weeks. He's got some great music to play over the two hour programme including classics from Loretta Lynn, John Denver and Susie Boguss, plus new music from Dierks Bentley and the Brothers Osbourne!

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