If That Ain't Country

Series produced by Sean Hickey

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If That Ain't Country: a weekly, three-hour radio show featuring the very best in traditional country, honky tonk, bluegrass and western swing from the golden years 'til today. Including the popular If That Ain't Country's Year In Country Music - pulling out the big hits and memories from a weekly feature year in the world of country music.

Hosted by Western Red - it's US country music with an Australian twist, keeping true to the traditions that make country music great.

With a genuine love and deep respect for the music, the legends of the genre are right alongside the best of today's independent artists - a mix you won't find anywhere else.

We're broadcast around the world each week and we're always looking for new partner stations - if you are interested in more information or a welcome pack - please email westernred@ifthataintcountry.net.


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In this episode we're featuring Jimmy Martin's 1974 album "Fly Me To Frisco", released 25 years after he joined Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys as a ...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 02:52:11
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In this episode we're featuring a Bear Family retrospective on the career of Joe Carson (1953-1964), a Texas honky tonker who may well have become ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 02:50:04
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In this episode we're featuring a Stonewall Jackson album of previously released material on the Harmony label: "The Exciting Stonewall Jackson" (1...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:53:11
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In this episode we're featuring a 2005 album from Lonnie Spiker whose title says it all: "Unapologetically Honky Tonk". Originally from Pennsylvani...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 02:50:58
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In this episode we're featuring the debut record from Missouri-born Doug Boggs, "One For The Road" (2016). Doug cut his teeth in Nashville with man...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 02:50:19
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In this episode we're featuring one of Billie Jo Spears' finest records under the eye of producer Larry Butler on the United Artists label: "Lonely...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 02:50:54
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In this episode we're featuring a Decca release from Claude Gray: "The Easy Way Of Claude Gray" (1968). The album itself is perfectly described by ...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2016
  • Length: 02:52:49
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In this episode, we're featuring Tim Culpepper's debut album: "Pourin' Whiskey On Pain" (2012). Originally from Mississippi, but having grown up in...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 02:51:18
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In this episode, we're featuring the most successful commercial album for Texas icon Johnny Bush: You Gave Me A Mountain (1969). Bush's career, as ...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 02:52:29
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In this episode, we're featuring Keith Whitley's final studio album: "I Wonder Do You Think Of Me" (1989). Released on the RCA label, Keith Whitley...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:52:45
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we're featuring a wonderful album from third-generation Texas fiddleman Kelly Spinks: "Right Out Of This World" (2012). Featuring ...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 02:52:23
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we're featuring the debut album from Florida honky-tonker Larry Boone: "Larry Boone" (1987). Although his career as a singer wasn'...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 02:51:43
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In this episode, we're featuring the debut album from Lynn Anderson on the Chart record label: "Ride, Ride, Ride" (1967). Having freshly moved over...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 02:50:39
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we're featuring a strong album of traditional country dance tunes from Texas honky tonker Jeff Woolsey: "The Real Me" (2016). True...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 02:53:27
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we're featuring the biggest album for Jeannie Seely from the 1970s: "Can I Sleep In Your Arms/Lucky Ladies" (1973). Known as "Miss...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 02:51:45
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we're featuring the biggest selling record in the career of Johnny Sea: "The World Of A Country Boy" (1964). Gulfport, Mississippi...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 02:50:46
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we're featuring a 1969 compilation album on the Pickwick label: "Guest Stars Of The Hee Haw Show". As the name suggests, the music...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 02:52:45
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we're featuring a 2015 self-titled release from North Carolina-based The Malpass Brothers: "The Malpass Brothers" (2015). Sporting...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2017
  • Length: 02:51:27
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we're featuring a 1965 release from Starday Records, highlighting a different side of Roger Miller: "Wild Child (Madcap Sensation ...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 02:52:27
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we're featuring the 1969 debut on the Smash label for Linda Gail Lewis: "The Two Sides Of Linda Gail Lewis". Like her older brothe...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 02:52:05
  • Purchases: 2