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!

12th November 2018

This week on Ben's Country Music Show, the album of the week is Loretta Lynn's new album 'Wouldn't It Be Great'. Tune in to hear tracks from the album throughout the show, plus our full review of Loretta's latest project recorded with John Carter Cash. There's tour news from George Strait and Chris Stapleton and a new song from Josh Turner's upcoming gospel album. The show also includes your This Week in Country Music and Billboard Charts.

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5th November 2018

On Ben's Country Music Show this week, Ben is playing some of the songs that first got him interested in country music, plus classics from James Taylor, Jim Reeves and some new tracks from Jason Isbell's 'Live at the Ryman' album, recorded at the first church of country music with his band the 400 Unit. There's also your This Week in Country Music History and Billboard Charts.

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29th October 2018

Join Ben for this week's show which features the new record for Eric Church, Desperate Man, as the Album of the Week. You'll hear songs from the album throughout the show, plus Ben's review. There's also classic tracks from Ricky Skaggs, Patsy Cline and something new from Loretta Lynn. You'll also hear from all the acts playing at the 2019 Country 2 Country Festival in London, Dublin and Glasgow. The show also includes your This Week in Country Music History and the Billboard Album and Airplay charts.

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22nd October 2018 (CMA Nominees Special)

This week it's our annual CMA Awards show special, where we play you music from all the nominees from this year's 52nd annual CMA Awards. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will once again be on hosting duties and there's a diverse list of nominees for the 2018 awards. You'll have a chance to hear from all the nominees in each category and then make your choice for who will win. Ben will also pick his potential winners, which is always an interesting experience!

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15th October 2018

This week's show features the best in country music, roots, americana and bluegrass. There's new music from Tim McGraw and Loretta Lynn, plus classic tracks from Alabama, Keith Whitely and Tammy Wynette. There's also your 'This Week in Country Music' and the Billboard Charts. Plus, Ben has your news from Nashville and all the upcoming tour dates for shows here in the UK and Ireland.

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8th October 2018

On this week's show, Ben's album of the week is the new Carrie Underwood record, 'Cry Pretty', hear songs from the album, plus news of Carrie's recent win at the AMAs and a full review of the album. Plus, there's new music from Will Hoge, Jason Isbell and a classic track from George Strait. The show also features your 'This Week in Country Music History' and the Billboard Charts.

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1st October 2018

This week on Ben's Country Music Show, it's our Long Road Festival special. We look back on the festival's first year and play music from some of the acts that performed. Plus, Ben chats to Charlie Worsham, UK duo Holloway Road and Saturday evening headliner Aaron Watson. The show also includes your 'This Week in Country Music History' and 'Billboard Charts' for this week.

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24th September 2018

On this week's Ben's Country Music Show, there is new music from Eric Church and classics from Johnny Cash as we speak with Richard Day, one half of the 'Cash and Carter Together' theatre show which will soon be embarking on a full UK tour paying tribute to the music of Johnny and June. If that wasn't enough, there's your This Week in Country Music History, Billboard Charts and plenty of News from Nashville.

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