Ben’s Country Music Show
Presented by Ben Atkinson every Tuesday evening from 7pm
Ben’s interest in country music began as a child, discovering the music collection
of his parents and grandparents. Over the years he has written extensively about
the genre, focusing his research on the changing British attitude to country between
the 1960’s and the present day. In March 2020, Ben set out on the next stage of his
journey into the history of country music, by embarking a PhD study where he will
evaluate gatekeepers and their impact on the success of female performers in modern
American country music.
Ben has been a member of the Country Music Association of America (CMA) since 2014.