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 1977 album from a man who doesn't get a lot of love on classic country radio in 2018: Tommy Overstreet. W...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • 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: Nov 30, 2018
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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: Nov 22, 2018
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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: Nov 16, 2018
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In this week's episode, we're featuring Mel Tillis' first album on the Kapp label: "Stateside" (1966). After a short time with RIC, and following a...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a stone-cold country tribute to The Possum from Tennessee-native James Carothers: "Still Country, Still Kin...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
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In this week's episode we're featuring a very personal and sometimes touching tribute to Ernest Tubb from his eldest son, Justin Tubb: "Justin Tubb...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
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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...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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