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 31st August 2020

Join Ben for this week's Ben's Country Music Show, featuring two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass music. This time around Ben has new music from Eric Church, Luke Laird, and a special track from the Eli Young Band feat. Jimmy Buffett. And if that wasn't enough Ben will play one of his own songs on the show too!

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Week of the 24th August 2020

On this week's show, Ben Atkinson features the new album from Tim McGraw as his record of the week, Here on Earth. Hear songs from the album throughout the show, plus there's a new song from Eric Church and plenty of News from Nashville, Your Billboard Charts and This Week in Country Music History.

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Week of the 17th August 2020

Join Ben Atkinson for another edition of Ben's Country Music Show featuring two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass. Plus there's new songs from Eric Church and Tim McGraw on this week's show!

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Week of the 10th August 2020

On this week's show, Ben features the brand new album from Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Dirt and the Stars. It's going to be a great couple of hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass. There's also the Billboard Charts and This Week in Country Music History.

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Week of the 3rd August 2020

On this week's show, Ben has two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass music. There's word on the YouTube Originals documentary on the life of Johnny Cash, a new song from Taylor Swift and The Chicks have the album of the week with Gaslighter.

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Week of the 27th July 2020

Join Ben for this week's Ben's Country Music Show as he features the brand new album from Lori McKenna, The Balladeer. You'll hear songs from the album throughout the show, plus there's a track from Taylor Swift's surprise new alternative/country album, Folklore.

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Week of the 20th July 2020

Ben's Country Music Show features two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass every week, and the show is broadcast on stations across the UK, Ireland and Australia. This week there's new music from Willie Nelson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and an exclusive track from Randy Travis!

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Week of the 13th July 2020

Join Ben for this week's Ben's Country Music Show, broadcast on stations across the UK, Ireland and Australia for over ten years. The show features an album of the week from Kip Moore, his new record, Wildcard. And there's plenty of News From Nashville, plus your Billboard Charts and This Week in Country Music History.

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