On this week's show it's our final 15th anniversarry special, and we're discussing ongoing reserach in country music with Ben and two music focused PhD research colleagues.
Catch up on last weeks show, featuring two hours of interviews from our archive. Hear your favourite stars in conversation.
Ben’s Country Music Show is a two-hour UK based radio programme bringing listeners the best in country, roots, Americana, and bluegrass each week. The show is presented by CMA member, Ben Atkinson, and is broadcast on stations across the UK, and in Ireland, Australia and the US!
Each week we bring news, album features, interviews and on occasion, special documentaries to our listeners around the world. Recent documentaries include the history of CMA Fest to mark the festival’s 50th anniversary, on the life and career of Loretta Lynn, the Ken Burns Country Music USA series, and the story of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison. A wide range of artists have appeared on the show over the years, including Matt Stell, Logan Mize, Lynn Anderson, Charlie McCoy, The Shires, Lindsay Ell, Jerry Vandiver, Caitlyn Smith, Gretchen Peters, Michelle Wright and more. Over the years Ben’s Country Music Show has developed a reputation in the UK for championing songwriters and their craft and introducing new artists to fans in Europe and beyond.
In May 2023, Ben’s Country Music Show, will celebrate 15 years on air – making it one of the longest continually running country music radio programmes in the UK one of the premiere independent shows on UK radio.
We are currently updating our list of interviews and will make our collection of previous interviews available soon!
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