UK Country Music show presented by CMA member Ben Atkinson and broadcast on stations around the world since 2008. We feature the best in country, roots, americana and bluegrass, plus news from Nashville and Billboard charts.

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Listen Again – Online Catch Up

Listen again to any shows that you’ve missed, it’s very easy to do! Right here on our website you can browse through our archive of shows going back several years, and we’re adding more all the time.

Each week on a Friday, the show from that week is uploaded here on the website so you’ve got the whole weekend to listen using our very own radio player. Just click the link under each show image to open the player. The show you’ve chosen will start playing automatically. Below each show on the player, you will find a playlist of songs featured on that episode to give you a flavour of what you can expect to hear.

What’s available to listen again?

Previous editions of Ben’s Country Music Show starting from January 2018 are available right here on the website, from our special documentary covering the 50th Anniversary of Johnny Cash’s icon Folsom Prison concert, to tributes we’ve paid to John Prine, Kenny Rogers, Merle Haggard and other legendary artists we’ve lost over the years.

Listen again to features on Ben's Country Music Show, including the Billboard Charts, the logo of which is shown here.Listen again to features on the show – Each show features the Billboard Country Airplay and Billboard Country Albums charts as listed here on the website, so you can be the first to find out who’s number one on both charts. Plus, there’s the This Week in Country Music History feature and Shannon McCombs has your CDX Country News on the hour in each show. Ben regularly features interviews and conversation with artists and songwriters, plus the latest releases as his Record of the Week.

Listen again to our 10th anniversary celebrations – As a special note, in Listen again to special shows broadcast to mark the 10th Anniversary of Ben's Country Music Show from 2008 - 2018, as shown by the banner image displayed here.the summer of 2018 we broadcast a series of special shows to mark the 10th anniversary of Ben’s Country Music Show. You can hear all of these programmes right here on the website, including a reunion with former country presenter Neil Castledine, previous musical guest Steve Jackson and fellow presenter Pete James. In the final special, Leicester based musician John Montague interviews Ben about his ten years in broadcasting. You can find all of these shows and more, listed below.

Week of the 21st December 2020 (Christmas Special)

Join Ben for this year's Ben's Country Music Show Christmas Special. Featuring the very best country music Christmas favourites, including classic tracks and new songs from Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, The Last Bandoleros and Maddie and Tae. You're in for some much needed Christmas Cheer with this very special programme.

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Week of the 14th December 2020

This week on Ben's Country Music Show, Ben looks back on the music of 2020, a tough year for everyone. While stars have been performing livestream concerts throughout the year, there's also been lots of new songs and special tracks released to raise money and awareness during the pandemic. Ben will play all the biggest hits from 2020, plus bring you This Week in Country Music History and the Billboard Charts. The show also features a very special tribute to Charley Pride, who passed away just a few days before the show was recorded.

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Week of the 7th December 2020

Join Ben for this week's Ben's Country Music Show, where he features the new bluegrass album from Sturgill Simpson. In Cuttin' Grass, Simpson takes some of his most well-known songs and reimagines them in a bluegrass style. Hear songs from the record throughout the show, plus there's This Week in Country Music History, the Billboard Charts, and the News from Nashville.

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Week of the 30th November 2020

This week on Ben's Country Music Show, there's another two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass. There are classic songs from Webb Pierce and Ray Price, a celebration of the 95th birthday of the Grand Ole Opry and your This Week in Country Music History and the Billboard Charts.

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Week of the 23rd November 2020

Join Ben for this week's Ben's Country Music Show, where he features the new album from Chris Stapleton, Starting Over, as his Album of the Week. Hear the story behind the record, and songs from it throughout the show. Plus there are details of Morgan Wallen's new double album, a classic track from Alan Jackson and your Billboard Charts, and This Week in Country Music History.

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Week of the 16th November 2020 (CMA Awards Highlights)

Join Ben for this week's Ben's Country Music Show, where Ben has full highlights of the 54th Annual CMA Awards, which took place during the week in Nashville. You'll hear some of the best performances of the night, plus all the winners are announced and Ben has your This Week in Country Music History and the Billboard Charts.

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Week of the 9th November 2020

It's CMA Awards Week 2020 in Nashville and Ben has another two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana, and bluegrass. There are songs from the CMA nominees, full details of how you can tune in and watch the show, and a special tribute to Charley Pride who will receive the Willie Nelson lifetime achievement award. Plus, two live songs from the Eagles new album featuring Vince Gill and Deacon Frey.

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Week of the 2nd November 2020

Join Ben Atkinson 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 album from Cam, The Otherside, as his album of the week. Hear songs from the record throughout the show and the story behind the songs. Plus there's your This Week in Country Music History, Billboard Charts, and News from Nashville.

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