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 featuring a rare lead vocal performance from Kentucky fiddleman Hoot Hester: "On The Swinging Side". Stints with local...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • 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 s...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring an irresistible live album from Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley Boys: "At The Golden Nugget" (1961). Recor...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring some unearthed West Coast country on the hitherto-unknown Howdy Glenn from our friends at Omnivore Records: ...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the debut of Tennessean David Wills: "Barrooms To Bedrooms" (1975). Wills, only 23 years old at the time, wa...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2023
  • 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: Feb 17, 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: Feb 10, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's show we're featuring a later career album for longtime Opry staple and country music fixture Little Jimmy Dickens: "Country Music Ha...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the second album (of three) for Michigan's Larry Ballard: "Honky Tonk Heaven Is A Hell Of A Place To Be" (19...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the first album in fourteen years from bayou-dweller John Mark Davis: "Bayou Self Sessions" (2018). John Ma...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the music of one of The West Coast's most popular club draws in Missouri's Gene Davis. Davis tripped over to...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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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: Jan 06, 2023
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring Ray Price's brief return to his alma mater at Columbia Records: "Sometimes A Rose" (1992). Price had been w...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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This week we're celebrating 400 episodes (!) of the show by playing a stack of that twangy, steel-rich brand of country music known as The Bakersfi...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're traveling back to the mid-80s and remembering the two year, two album period where Reba McEntire could have staked her...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2022
  • 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: Dec 09, 2022
  • 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: Dec 02, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the debut album of Houston area country singer Jason Allen: "Something I Dreamed" (2001). Though 25 years ol...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the latest album from genuine roping and riding cowboy Paul Bogart: "Leather" (2017). After moving from his ...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the fourth album from Canada's Western Swing Authority: "Big Deal" (2018). Fronted by husband and wife team ...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 3