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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Week of the 2nd May 2022

This week’s edition of Ben’s Country Music Show is a tribute to the Judds and Naomi Judd, after the sad news surfaced this week of her passing. There’ll be tributes from many in the country music community and details of the Country Music Hall of Fame inductees of which the duo were due to take part. There’s also your This Week in Country Music History, the Billboard Charts, and the final two songs from Dolly Parton’s Run, Rose, Run which we’ve been featuring over the last month. The album of the week on this week’s show is the new record from Miranda Lambert, Palomino.

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Week of the 25th April 2022

Join Ben Atkinson for this week’s edition of Ben’s Country Music Show. The programme this week features big news for fans of Luke Combs, news of Brett Eldredge’s new album, songs from Dolly Parton’s Run, Rose, Run album and details of all the upcoming tours in the UK through May and June. Plus there’s a new song from Bonnie Raitt, Livin’ For The Ones.

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Week of the 18th April 2022

This week on Ben’s Country Music Show, ahead of our return to Nashville for the first time in 10 years, Ben has a range of interviews to share. These interviews were recorded over the course of the past fourteen years, including may from our last visit to Nashville in 2011. This week you’ll hear from Bob Cheevers, Charlie McCoy, Lindsay Ell, Charlie Landsborough, LANCO and Jack Sundrud.

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Week of the 11th April 2022

This week on Ben’s Country Music Show, Ben has two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass. There’s a celebration of the best and favourite country songs, fan favourites, show favourites and so much great music. Hear from Morgan Wade, Lady A, Keb’ Mo’, Glen Campbell and so many more.

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Week of the 4th April 2022

Join Ben Atkinson for this week’s edition of Ben’s Country Music Show. Opening up with a song from Miranda Lambert’s new album, Palamino, there’s two hours of the best in country, roots, Americana and bluegrass. Another two songs from Dolly Parton’s Run, Rose Run album, plus big tour news and the line up for the Long Road Festival. The album of the week this week comes from Maren Morris, her new record Humble Quest.

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Week of the 28th March 2022 (Nashvillains Interview)

Join Ben for this week’s edition of Ben’s Country Music Show, which features an interview with brand new Nashville based band, the Nashvillains. They’ll be in conversation with Ben talking about their debut album, Tumbling Down. There’s also two more songs from Dolly Parton’s Run, Rose, Run as we continue our look at the album and novel project.

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Week of the 21st March 2022

On this week’s show, Ben has new music from Jimmie Allen, a new feature looking at Dolly Parton’s novel and album ‘Run, Rose, Run’. There’s your Billboard Charts, This Week In Country Music History and a feature on the Nashvillans, who will be in conversation on next week’s show!

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Week of the 14th March 2022

Join Ben for this week’s Ben’s Country Music Show, including highlights of the C2C Festival 2022 which took place in London, Dublin and Glasgow this last weekend. There’s new music from Miranda Lambert, and details of her new album out soon. There’s another song from Maren Morris’ new album ‘Humble Quest’. Plus, the album of the week is Flatland Cavalry’s ‘Welcome to Countrylan’.

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Week of the 7th March 2022 (Shania Twain Documentary)

On this week’s show, Ben presents a special documentary on the life and career of Shania Twain, one of the greatest female country music performers of all time and a huge star of the 1990s. In this special programme Ben tells the story of Twain’s life and career, including some of her biggest hits.

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Week of the 28th February 2022 (C2C Special)

Join Ben for this week’s Ben’s Country Music Show, and it’s our 2022 C2C Festival Special. Yes, the Country 2 Country festival is back in the UK and Ireland. We’ve got all the highlights you’ll expect to see at the festival, including music from the headliners including Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs and Darius Rucker. There’s also news and music from some of the smaller stages and your go-to guide for what not to miss across the whole weekend!

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