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!

17th September 2018 (Clare Bowen Interview)

After eight week's of special programmes to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ben's Country Music Show, we're back with the usual show and a very special one at that. This week, Ben is in conversation with Clare Bowen, the star of TV series Nashville where she played Scarlett O'Connor for six years. The interview was recorded on the first night of Clare's UK tour in Birmingham and focus on her debut album, her UK fans and, of course, the final season of Nashville. Also on this week's show, there's new music from Carrie Underwood, plus a new feature, regular news bulletins directly from Nashville thanks to Shannon McCombs. Plus, there's your This Week in Country Music History and the Billboard Charts for album and airplay.

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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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13th August 2018 (10th Anniversary Special - Week 4)

On this week's show, the 10th anniversary celebrations for Ben's Country Music Show continue, with the first of two programmes dedicated to some of the best interviews from across the last decade. On this first show, join Ben as he introduces conversations with artists including Gretchen Peters, Charlie Landsborough, Lindsay Ell and LANCO. You'll also hear from Jack Sundrud, the Nashville musician formally of the band POCO.

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6th August 2018 (10th Anniversary Special - Week 3)

As the 10th anniversary celebrations for Ben's Country Music Show continue, Ben is joined in the studio this week by his new wife Kiera, following their recent wedding. Join Ben and Kiera for this special show, featuring some of their favourite love songs and the top song you won't want to forget if you're planning a country music element to your wedding (as they did!). This week's show features music from George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay and, of course, Kiera and Ben's first dance song from their own wedding.

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30th July 2018 (10th Anniversary Special - Week 2)

In the second of our special programmes celebrating the 10th anniversary of Ben's Country Music Show, Ben is joined in the studio by Neil Castledine. Back in 2008, Neil invited Ben to join him as a co-presenter on his country music show and, a few years, Ben took over the reigns and Ben's Country Music Show began. Ben and Neil haven't seen each other for ten years, and now they're reunited for a very special show featuring some of their favourite music, shared memories and more.

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