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 shining the spotlight on just one of the many singers who made up the local fabric of country music nationwide. These...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode, we're featuring the first Capitol LP for the booming baritone of Tony Booth: "The Key's In The Mailbox" (1972). Born in Florida, B...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2019
  • 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: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring Reba McEntire's second album for MCA: "My Kind Of Country" (1984). After being plucked from the rodeo arena...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • 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 ...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's show, we're parting with tradition and featuring a compilation album from Columbia Records, "Ray Price's Greatest Hits" (1961). Enco...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a 2019 release from Oregon's The Hanson Family: "Rhythm Rides Again". Packed full of "western swing, cowboy...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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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: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the second album from Central Texan Kelly Spinks: "Thank God For Cowboys" (1987). Spinks has left a decade ...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring an album from the tail end of Conway Twitty's hard country period: "I've Already Loved You In My Mind" (197...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 05:48:00
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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: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring an all-Aussie release from Queensland's Jeff Brown: "Wanderin' Man" (2016). This is the first time we've fe...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • 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: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the first hit album for Cal Smith: "I've Found Someone Of My Own" (1972). After several years as rhythm gui...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a hardcore Texas country album from Jerry Webb: "Red Lips & Honky Tonks" (2007). Originally hailing from We...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the fourth and final album on Warner for 80s twangers Highway 101: "Bing Bang Boom" (1991). "Bing Bang Boom...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • 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 year...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring some lost 60s honky tonk from James O'Gwynn: "The Best Of James O'Gwynn" (1962). Nicknamed "The Smiling Iri...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:38
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In this episode, we're featuring the first Capitol LP for the booming baritone of Tony Booth: "The Key's In The Mailbox" (1972). Born in Florida, B...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring an excellent western swing/country music album from Houston's The Original River Road Boys: "Country Music H...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 02:54:00
  • Purchases: 2