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 a 1965 release from Starday Records, highlighting a different side of Roger Miller: "Wild Child (Madcap Sensation O...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2024
  • Length: 02:54:00
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This week it's all gals! More than just Dolly, it's three hours of the very best female voices of traditional country, honky tonk, bluegrass and we...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2024
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode we're featuring a sensational live album from Ernest Tubb & His Texas Troubadours: "Hittin' The Road" (1965). On this release, we m...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2024
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring The Malpass Brothers self-titled album from 2015 as the brother act from North Carolina really started getti...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2024
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring a 1973 album from Porter Wagoner: "I'll Keep On Lovin' You". Porter was churning out three or four LPs a yea...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the major label debut for Mark Chesnutt: "Too Cold At Home" (1990). Having dropped out of high school to pur...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the final album in Johnny Russell's six short years at RCA Records: "Here Comes Johnny Russell" (1975). A bi...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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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: Dec 08, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring a killer all-original album from classic country torchbearer Dale Watson: "Whiskey Or God" (2006). After sti...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're remembering a name that is too often left out of conversations about western swing: Jack Guthrie. Our feature album th...

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  • Added: Nov 24, 2023
  • 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: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're cherry-picking the best hard country cuts from our twin feature albums on Roy Drusky: "Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2" [19...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring a delightful compilation on Johnny Dollar (yes that was his real name), put out in 1982: "Down Life's Highwa...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the one album release for dobro-maestro Randy Kohrs and his short-lived band The Reel Deal: "Now It's Empty"...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring an ultra-rare slice of 1969 honky tonk from a West Virginian stationed in West Germany after his service: "M...

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the first album in seven years for JD Crowe & The New South: "Lefty's Old Guitar" (2006). Never one to be ru...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the debut album for Beaumont's George Dearborne: "Old Brown Bottle" (2020). Make no mistake though, this is ...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2023
  • 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...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2023
  • 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: Sep 22, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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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...

Bought by KSRQ, RadioFreePalmer, and KEOS


  • Added: Sep 15, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 3