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!
In this special documentary written and presented by Ben Atkinson, we dive into the life and career of the late John Prine, arguably one of the greatest of American songwriters. In this special show, Ben takes you through John's career, from the early years in Chicago to his chance meeting with Steve Goodman and Kris Kristopherson. Throughout the story, you'll hear John's music and the music that influenced him. This documentary was recorded in the days following John's death from complications of Covid-19.
On this week's show, Ben has an album of the week from Ashely McBryde, her sophomore album 'Never Will'. You'll hear songs from the record throughout the show, plus Ben has new music from Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett's single raising money for MusiCares and featuring Reba McEntire and many others, and all the latest updates on the CoronaVirus and how it's affecting the Country Music industry.
On this week's show, Ben is joined by his housemate Gareth to continue to the isolation theme. Together they bring you a tribute to the late, great Joe Diffie, plus news of John Prine and Gareth picks four of his favourite country songs to feature on the show. There's also your News from Nashville, This Week in Country Music History and the Billboard Charts.
In this special show, a change to the advertised programme, Ben goes live for the first time in over a decade to allow listeners to request songs and send mentions. The show also features an album of the week from Kelsea Ballerini, her new record, Kelsea. You'll hear songs from it throughout the show. Plus there's classic tracks from Tennessee Ernie Ford, Conway Twitty and new songs from Hot Country Knights and the Dixie Chicks.
This week, there's another chance for you to enjoy a special programme originally broadcast last year to celebrate the release of Ken Burns' epic documentary film, Country Music. In the first hour of the show, we go behind the scenes with some of the team that produced the film, including Ken himself. Then, in hour two, Ben returns to take you on a journey through the changing British attitude to Country Music over the half-century.
On this week's show, Ben has an album of the week from James Taylor as he plays songs from James' new record, American Standard. Expect to hear some of the greatest songs from American music and theatre, reimagined in James' signature style. Plus there's plenty of News from Nashville, This Week in Country Music History and your Billboard Charts!
This week on the show, it's our annual C2C Festival special where Ben takes you through all the highs and lows of what to expect at the event this year. He'll play music from all the headliners and many other acts. Plus, there's Ben's top tips for getting the best out of the C2C Experience. Join Ben for this special look ahead to one of the biggest events in the UK country calendar.
On this week's show, Ben has an album of the week from Dustin Lynch, Tullahoma, his latest record and a great one at that! Plus there's new music from Gretchen Peters, in tribute to Mickey Newbury, from Kenny Chesney and a classic track from Alabama. If that wasn't enough there's your This Week in Country Music History, the Billboard Charts and plenty of News from Nashville.