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!

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25th May 2020

Join Ben for this week's Ben's Country Music Show, featuring two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass. This week Ben features the new record from Gretchen Peters, The Night You Wrote That Song; The Songs of Mickey Newbury and you can hear music from the album throughout the show. There's also a chance to look back at Mickey's own career and, of course, your This Week In Country Music History, Billboard Charts and News from Nashville.

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18th May 2020

On this week's show, Ben features the new record from Dierks Bentley's side project the Hot Country Knights. The record is called 'The K is Silent' and you can hear songs from it throughout the show this week. Plus, there's your News from Nashville, Billboard Charts and This Week in Country Music History. Ben also brings you details of Brad Paisley's recent lockdown concert, live-streamed from Nashville, TN.

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11th May 2020

Join Ben for another week of Ben's Country Music Show, featuring two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass music! Ben kicks the show off with some classic Brooks and Dunn, then there's tributes to Bill Withers, Little Richard and a celebration of Mothers Day (which is celebrated this week in the US). There's also music from Kelsea Ballerini, Tim McGraw, Reba and lots more!

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4th May 2020

Join Ben for this week's Ben's Country Music Show, bringing you two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass. This week, Ben has an album of the week from Kenny Chesney, his new release 'Here and Now'. You can hear songs from it throughout the show, plus there's a new track recorded in isolation by Luke Combs and Shannon McCombs checks in with all those artists who are keeping busy during their 'safer at home time'.

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27th April 2020

On this week's show, Ben features the brand new record from Sam Hunt, Southside, which has been many years in the making as Sam's debut album came out back in 2014. Ben plays songs from the album throughout the show, plus there's something new from Lauren Alaina, Keith Urban and your News From Nashville, Billboard Charts and This Week in Country Music History.

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20th April 2020

On this week's show, Ben brings you two hours of the best in country music, roots, Americana and bluegrass. There's new music from Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett and friends and the best songs to help you through this period of isolation. Ben also plays music from the Trio (Dolly Parton, Emmy Lou Harris and Linda Ronstadt) to celebrate a special documentary which aired in the UK last weekend. Plus, there's your News from Nashville, Billboard Charts and This Week in Country Music History.

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13th April 2020

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.

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6th April 2020

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.

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