That’s Country Radio Show

That’s Country with Frank McHugh

Sundays: 12 noon – 3 pm
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“That’s Country” is a mix of real traditional country, Texas country, honky tonk, country rock, western swing, rockabilly, bluegrass and country that borders on jazz and the blues. Real country – with attitude.

Regular features include a live music gig guide, local music, interviews with local musicians, album of the week and country music birthdays of the week featuring profiles and songs of these artists. The final hour of the show, “Texas Time Travelin”, is dedicated to country songs by mainly Texas artists.

Frank was with North West FM from 1994 until July 15, 2021 and was a regular visitor to the Tamworth Country Music Festival for 15 consecutive years, hosting a daily program on Festival FM – the official radio voice of the Tamworth festival.

Frank looked after that station’s website, he rebuilt the website in 2005 and again in 2018. Since 2007 Frank had been their Production Group Coordinator, looking after their audio production of program promos, Community Service Announcements and sponsorships.

Frank is also a committee member of the Country Music Guild of Australasia. They put on a live country band every Friday evening at the Pascoe Vale RSL in Melbourne. Frank also looks after their website Frank has filmed and recorded many country bands performing at the Country Music Guild and they can be seen on the Guild’s Band Videos page.

To see his recent program playlists, visit his Facebook page:-

Check out Frank’s annual top 10 traditional country albums: 2005 – 2020
Frank’s Top 10 Traditional Country Albums of 2020

1. Ronnie Dunn – Re-Dunn (Little Will-E)
2. Dennis Stroughmatt – The Same Old Me (Heart Of Texas)
3. Johnny Paycheck – American Portraits (Docklands)
4. Various Artists – Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard (Blackbird Production Partners)
5. Ezra Lee – Cryin’ at the Wheel (Cat House Music)
6. Jesse Daniel – Rollin’ On (Die True)
7. Bret Raper – Texas Bound (No Label – Not For Sale)
8. Amber Digby – Heroes, Mentors, and Friends: The Legends Project (Heart of Texas)
9. Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass – Vol. 1 (High Top Mountain)
10. Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen – Hold My Beer, Vol. 2 (Lil’ Buddy Toons)

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