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.


317 Pieces

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In this episode we're featuring an oft-overlooked album from Cal Smith: "Country Bumpkin" (1974). The title track itself, of course, was Smith's bi...

Bought by KSRQ, KEOS, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Jul 08, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In this episode, we're featuring a Columbia concept album from "The Master" - Ray Price: "Love Life" (1964). Released after another highly successf...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In this week's episode we're featuring a Conway Twitty album taken from smack dab in the middle of his hard country years (approx. 1965-1975): "Dar...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In this week's episode we're featuring an all-star duet album from Hank Thompson: "Hank Thompson & Friends" (2018). Originally released on Curb Rec...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring an album from Porter Wagoner put out at the peak of his powers: "The Carroll County Accident" (1969). His sy...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In this week's episode we're featuring the debut record from Houston piano man Damian O'Grady: "From 9 'Til 1" (2018). Here's a man who spent years...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring Melba Montgomery's complete Nugget Records sessions from the year 1962. Shortly after having spent almost fo...

Bought by KNCT FM, KSRQ, KEOS, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring Mel Tillis' first album on the Kapp label: "Stateside" (1966). After a short time with RIC, and following a ...

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  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the first in a trilogy of bluegrass albums that Dolly Parton released around the turn of the century: "The G...

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  • Added: May 12, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the first album in nine years from Nashville transplant Bobby Marquez, "The Cowboy Way" (2018). Hailing fro...

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  • Added: May 06, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're jumping in the semi and travelling north to get our twang on with Winnipeg's Sean Burns & Lost Country. One of only a ...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring a dynamite outlier from the late 60s career of Jim Ed Brown: "Bottle, Bottle" (1968). A lot of Brown's full ...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a stone-cold country tribute to The Possum from Tennessee-native James Carothers: "Still Country, Still Kin...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In this week's episode we're featuring another ultra-consistent album from George Strait: "Beyond The Blue Neon" (1989). Over Strait's career (espe...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In this week's episode we're focusing on Allstar Records, a part song-poem part legitimate commercial label operating between 1953-1966 in Houston,...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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Red Steagall maintains that he was twenty-five years old before he knew anything other than mesquite trees, buffalo grass, barbed wire and Bob Will...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring a typical David Houston album from his Epic heyday: "Where Love Used To Live/My Woman's Good To Me" (1969). ...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring an off-the-beaten-path slice of the neo-traditional era from Larry Boone: "One Way To Go" (1991). Boone's so...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the first of three albums compiled on the sensational Curtis Potter on Heart Of Texas Records: "Them Old Hon...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In this week's episode we're featuring what remains Ricky Skaggs' only US platinum album, "Highways & Heartaches" (1982). A magnificent sophomore e...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 3