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 week's episode we're celebrating the songwriting prowess of Wayne Kemp with his debut full-length album "Wayne Kemp" (1971). Few of country...

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  • Added: Dec 24, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring a snapshot of Carl Vaughan's stint in Nashville: "The Monument Years" (1968-1972). Born in Cleburne, Texas, ...

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring Merle Haggard's first album for the 1990s and his first for his new label, Curb: "Blue Jungle" (1990). After...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the fourth album from the charming Teea Goans: "Swing, Shuffle & Sway" (2017). Although Goans grew up in a y...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode we're featuring what many consider one of the best releases for hard country singer Darrell McCall: "Lily Dale" (1977). The most su...

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring a 2002 independent album whose name says it all from Missouri's Leland Martin: "Simply Traditional". Born in...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2021
  • 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 12, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode we're featuring a Moe Bandy album from the height of his solo success: "Cowboys Ain't Supposed To Cry" (1978). Before his duets wit...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:03
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This week we're featuring the follow-up to one of the biggest selling albums of the 80s: Randy Travis' "Old 8x10" (1988). It was of course the answ...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we've got a magnificent snapshot of the talented United Artists country roster: "A King & Two Queens" (1964). Initially conc...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the first solo album from Kentucky-born Ray Sanders: "Feelin' Good Is Easy" (1969). During his college years...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the only album from the short, mysterious and tragic career of Curtis Leach: "The Indescribable Curtis Leach...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the self-titled, debut album from Texas City native Jason James: "Jason James" (2015). After latching on to ...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode we're featuring a late Hank Thompson album, in that vintage honky tonk swing style: "Next Time I Fall In Love (I Won't)" (1971). By...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • 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: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring one of the most honest albums in the long career of Hank Williams, Jr.: "Habits Old & New" (1980). After a ...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a sensational Capitol compilation of all-truck driving country: "Put The Hammer Down!" (1976). Popularized ...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2021
  • 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: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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This week we get Hankified. All the songs included in this week's show are by or about the lanky, hollow-eyed hillbilly Shakespeare from Montgomery...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring one of the best albums in the long career of Buck Owens: "Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard" (1961). Born in D...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 3