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The Alt-Country Show
The Alt-Country show began in 2007, when host Emily Smith set out to find bands similar to Wilco, Old 97s, Silver Jews and local groups she'd fallen in love with around her home state of Florida (The Heathens, Band Marino, The Ones to Blame). Over 15 years at BTR, Emily has become quite adept at seeking out music and curating playlists full of artists from across the globe. Tune in monthly for the best in alternative country, honky-tonk, Americana, roots, cosmic country, folk, blues and more. Plus, get the latest updates on tours, album releases and show reviews. The Alt-Country Show puts your terrestrial country station to shame. Get back to the roots of country music and enjoy a little indie flare.
As a kid, Emily Smith could often be found in her bedroom recording radio shows. She obsessively recorded songs off the radio onto cassettes and mixed them together on a dual player. She was in love with…
Recent Episodes
Brian Henneman retires from The Bottle Rockets. We celebrate the band's career. Plus, the future of Alt-Country is in the mix as well.