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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 sensational live album from Ernest Tubb & His Texas Troubadours: "Hittin' The Road" (1965). On this release, we ...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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By popular demand (and because your host lost his voice this week), we're reairing a very well received recent episode: In this episode, we're feat...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • 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). B...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode, we're featuring the self-titled debut album from Texas dance band The Rocky King Band (2015). After having picked up the bug for t...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode we're featuring Jimmy Martin's 1974 album "Fly Me To Frisco", released 25 years after he joined Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys as a ...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode we're featuring a Stonewall Jackson album of previously released material on the Harmony label: The Exciting Stonewall Jackson (196...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:01
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In this episode, we're featuring a 1970 album from one of country music's smoothest honky tonk voices , Faron Young: "Occasional Wife". While still...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a 2017 project by Nashville supergroup Sons Of The Palomino - their self titled debut, in fact. Spearheaded...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring one of the finest collections of straight-ahead honky tonk music that I've ever heard: "Honky Tonkin' With ...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode, we're featuring a top notch album from Freddie Hart: "Trip To Heaven" (1973). It spawned only one single - the title track - which...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode, we're featuring a ballad-driven album from Ricky Van Shelton: "Loving Proof" (1988). Shelton's second album, this release sold ove...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode, we're featuring a classic Dave Dudley album: "Listen Betty, I'm Singing Your Song" (1971). Dudley himself contributed just under h...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode we're featuring a 1967 album by Country Queen Kitty Wells: "Queen Of Honky Tonk Street". Even though her sales were down at this po...

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode, we're featuring a 2016 release from Texas sensation Curtis Grimes: "Undeniably Country" (2016). Known for his Texas Country/Red Di...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode, we're featuring a mid-70s release from Loretta Lynn: "When The Tingle Becomes A Chill" (1976). With the MCA marketing machine behi...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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ENCORE: In this episode, we're featuring the latest EP from East Texas' own Jake Penrod: "Out Of Control". Early on in his career, Jake made his ma...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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ENCORE: In this episode, we're featuring a 2004 album from Oregon cowgirl Joni Harms: "After All". Having written or co-written all 13 tracks on th...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode, we're featuring a hard country album from Johnny Bush: "Here Comes The World Again" (1973). After having served in Ray Price's and...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode, we're featuring a very eclectic Merle Haggard album: "If We Make It Through December" (1974). Featuring only three songs written b...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode, we're featuring a twangy album from Porter Wagoner: "The Thin Man From West Plains" (1965). The title alludes to Porter's lanky fr...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 02:54:00
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