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.


105 Pieces

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In this week's episode, we're featuring an energetic western swing outing from young Texan Kristyn Harris, "Down The Trail" (2015). Based in the Lo...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • 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: Oct 11, 2018
  • Length: 02:54:00
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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 countr...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2018
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a labour of love from Laura Cash: "Awake But Dreaming" (2010). A fine collection of western swing and tradi...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the twangy breakout album from David Ball, "Thinkin' Problem" (1994). After earning respect from countless ...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a landmark album in what would later become known as the western swing revivalist movement: Merle Haggard's...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
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Earlier this year, we lost one of this generation's purest traditional country's voices. At the age of only 46, Daryle Singletary passed away, leav...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a great neo-traditional album from Tracy Byrd: "Love Lessons" (1995). Three albums in, a number one under h...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring the first in a trilogy of bluegrass albums that Dolly Parton released around the turn of the century: "The G...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the first album in nine years from Nashville transplant Bobby Marquez, "The Cowboy Way" (2018). Hailing fro...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
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In this week's episode, we're featuring the fourth album from a staple at the legendary Broken Spoke Dancehall in Austin, TX - Weldon Henson, and h...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're celebrating an iconic label: Don Pierce's Starday Records. Formed in the early 50s by Lefty Frizzell's manager Jack S...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode, we're featuring an oft-overlooked album from Cal Smith: "Country Bumpkin" (1974). The title track itself, of course, was Smith's b...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • 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 t...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • 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 ...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring "Mississippi You're On My Mind" (1975), a Capitol Records compilation of Stoney Edwards' early work on that...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • 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: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this episode, we're featuring some of the best early 60s honky tonk you've never heard: from the chronically underrated Skeets McDonald, our fea...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • 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 Montgomer...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
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In this episode we're featuring a sensational album from Nashville-based songsmith Scott Southworth: "Hey Hillbilly Singer!" (2018). After playing ...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 02:54:00
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