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 22nd January 2018

Join Ben for this week's edition of Ben's Country Music Show where the album of the week is Kenny Chesney's "Live In No Shoes Nation". Enjoy live performance of some of the best songs from across Kenny's career, including some where special guests join the fun! There's also new music from the Old Crow Medicine Show to end the programme, your This Week in Country Music History track and the Billboard Charts.

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Week of the 15th January 2018

On this week's show Ben features some of the best new music coming out of Nashville and here in the UK. The show includes new tracks from O and O, Delta Jackson and more, plus This Week In Country Music History and your Billboard Charts. Ben also plays tribute to Johnny Cash, who recorded his Folsom Prison show 50 years ago this week.

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Week of the 8th January 2018

On this week's show, Ben features the new album from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - 'The Rest of Our Life' - as the album of the week! Plus there's new music from Old Dominion, I'm With Her and classic tracks from George and Tammy, Neal McCoy and Reba. The show includes This Week in Country Music History and the Billboard Charts.

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Week of the 1st January 2018

Join Ben for the first show of 2018, featuring some great new music from some of the artists set to make it big this year. Plus there's a look ahead to the new, final Season 6 of Nashville and your This Week in Country Music History and Billboard Singles and Albums Charts.

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Week of the 25th December 2017

Join Ben for the final show of 2017, the Ben's Country Music Show New Year Special. Featuring all the highlights of the past twelve months, including the top singles, albums and Ben's own personal favourites from the year. The show also includes a review of the big news stories, the Country Music Yearbook and more!

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Week of the 18th December 2017

Join Ben for the 2017 Christmas Special of Ben's Country Music Show, featuring the very best festive music from across country, americana, roots and bluegrass. From classics that have been given a country twist, to Christmas songs unique to country music, Ben has it all. The perfect soundtrack to your Christmas!

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