A country music radio show from the UK and presented by CMA member Ben Atkinson. Our show has been on the air for thirteen years and is broadcast on stations in the UK, Ireland and Australia. We feature the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass, plus there's News from Nashvill, This Week in Country Music History and the 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 26th October 2020

Join Ben for another edition of Ben's Country Music Show, featuring two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass. This week there's plenty of News From Nashville, including details of Dierks Bentley's brand new song and three of the best from Charley Pride to mark the fact that he is being presented with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Awards at the CMA Awards this Nov.

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Week of the 19th October 2020

Join Ben for this week's Ben's Country Music Show featuring two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass. There's music from Kip Moore, Danielle Bradbury, Taylor Swift, The Chicks and much more. Plus Ben has your This Week in Country Music and the Billboard Charts, while Shannon McCombs has the news on the hour.

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Week of the 12th October 2020 (CMA Awards Special)

It's that time of year again, join Ben for his annual CMA Awards Special. This has become a tradition on Ben's Country Music Show, a programme that features all the nominees in each category for the CMA Awards. You'll have a chance to pick your winners in each category and Ben will reveal his choices for each award. Don't miss it!

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Week of the 5th October2020

Join Ben for another edition of Ben's Country Music Show, featuring two hours of the very best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass. This week Ben features the new album from Brett Eldredge, 'Sunday Drive', as his Album of the Week. Plus there's your This Week in Country Music History and Billboard Charts.

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Week of the 28th September 2020

Join Ben for another edition of Ben's Country Music show, where this week Ben features the new album from Keith Urban as his Album of the Week. You'll hear songs from The Speed of Now Pt. 1 throughout the show, including collaborations with Brelland and Pink! Plus, there's your This Week in Country Music History and the Billboard Charts.

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Week of the 21st September 2020

Join Ben Atkinson for this very special edition of Ben's Country Music Show. Ben will be in conversation with old friend and UK based musican, John Montague. They will chat about John's new album and feature songs from Isolation Row on the show. John has been a regular on Ben's Country Music Show since the show first began way back in 2008 and in 2018 John interview Ben to celebrate the show's 10th anniversarry.

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Week of the 14th September 2020

This week on Ben's Country Music Show, Ben features the brand new suprise album from Kelsea Ballerini - Ballerini - it follows up her self-titled release from late last year. This album reimagines the songs on that record, so now we have two albums 'Kelsea' and 'Ballerini'. Great idea! Plus there's your Billboard Charts, This Week in Country Music and Shannon McCombs has your News from Nashville on the hour.

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Week of the 7th September 2020

It's time for another edition of Ben's Country Music Show, where this week Ben has a brand new song from Kelsea Ballerini's lockdown project. More on that, plus deatils of when the CMA Award nominees will be announced. There's also classic tracks from Little Jimmy Dickens, Charley Pride and Billy Rae Cyrus. The show also includes your Billboard Charts and This Week in Country Music History.

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