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.


394 Pieces

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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
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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
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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: Feb 18, 2022
  • 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 11, 2022
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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 04, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring an album from the commercial peak of singing cowboy Chris LeDoux: "Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy" (1992). L...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring high-top mid-60s George Jones at his best. Just for kicks, we're playing his fourth album for Musicor "Love...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the third album from one of the neo-traditional movement's shining lights: Holly Dunn's "Across The Rio Gran...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the debut full-length album for Texan Summer Dean: "Bad Romantic" (2021). Born in Clay County, Texas and cou...

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2022
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the hardscrabble, renegade raconteur Billy Joe Shaver's Columbia debut: "I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal" (19...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2021
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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
  • Purchases: 2