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.


196 Pieces

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In this week's show we're featuring a duet album that time forgot - Kitty Wells & Red Foley and their "comeback" LP on Decca: "Together Again" (196...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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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: Jul 23, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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This week we're celebrating 400 episodes (!) of the show by playing a stack of that twangy, steel-rich brand of country music known as The Bakersfi...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring a mid-80s album on for the always-country Moe Bandy: "Motel Matches" (1984). Bandy made traditional country ...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2020
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In this week's episode we're featuring a sterling album from the son of a western legend in Rex Allen, Jr.: "Ridin' High" (1976). His Daddy was Rex...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2020
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In this week's episode we're featuring the third and final album on Giant Records for Daryle Singletary: "Ain't It The Truth" (1998). One of the 90...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2020
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In this week's episode we're focusing on "The Man Behind The Music": the prolific songwriting talent and success of Oklahoma's Roger Springer. A di...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2020
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In this week's episode we're featuring Vern Gosdin's final charting album on Columbia: "Out Of My Heart" (1991). Already into his 50s by the time c...

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode it's all Little Darlin' Records. Every single song you'll hear was recorded for Aubrey Mayhew's independent Little Darlin' l...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring a sensational album from bluegrass progressives The Country Gentlemen: "Joe's Last Train" (1976). The Gents...

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  • Added: May 29, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring another huge album from Conway Twitty: "Play, Guitar Play" (1977). There were two singles and two obligatory...

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  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring another ultra-consistent album from George Strait: "Beyond The Blue Neon" (1989). Over Strait's career (espe...

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  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring an excellent compilation on Johnny Bond: "The Very Best Of Johnny Bond" (1998). Strangely, of the seventeen ...

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  • Added: May 07, 2020
  • 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: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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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: Apr 24, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring a hardcore country album from Vernon Oxford: "If I Had My Wife To Love Over" (1979). If you didn't know you ...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring a 1978 album for Texas icon Red Steagall: "Hang On Feelin'". Recorded and released during a period of contin...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode, we're featuring Jean Shepard's return to form: "Slippin' Away" (1973). Absent from the Top 5 since 1964, Shepard enjoyed a ...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring a slice of Texas dancehall music at it's best from Johnny Bush & The Bandoleros: "Live! At Dance Town USA" (...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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In this week's episode we're featuring an excellent slice of 60s Texas country from Al Dean & The Allstars: "From Texas To Nashville" (1967). Haili...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 02:54:00
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