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The Shires are a country duet from the UK. The members of this duo are Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes. The word "shire" is a term meant to describe a British county. The Shires was created in 2013 and by 2015 they released their debut album “Brave”, which propelled the band in the music industry. The band became the first British country act to enter and place in the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart. The members, Earle and Rhodes, share the leading vocals, but Ben also brings to the table his piano and guitar playing.

About The Shires

A UK country singing phenomenon

The duo met after Earle (a struggling musician at the time), posted on social media – Facebook - "There must be a country singer somewhere". The answer came in the form of Rhodes. The reasoning behind the band’s name was that they wanted to keep a British self while taking on the US music stage. After performing for a while, the duo signed with Decca Records (in the UK), and with the label Universal Music Group Nashville (US), emerging as the first ever British country act to be employed by a Nashville label. "Nashville Grey Skies” (2014) was their first single from the “Brave” album. The track’s lyrics talk about how the writer hopes the UK will have a country music metropolis of its own. Their album “Brave” was released in 2015 and placed 10th in the UK Albums Chart. This was also the first notable success, as the duo became the first UK country act to enter in the top 10. By 2016, The Shires broadcasted that their album – “My Universe” - will be released in October. So far the duo released the first single from the album - "Beats To Your Rhythm".

Collaborations

The Shires have written songs in collaboration with Steve Mcewan (he has worked with singers such as Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood) and with Play Productions (Sweden) represented by Tim Larsson, Johan Fransson and Tobias Lundgren, who have composed songs for Rascal Flatts and Celine Dion.

The Shires tour dates

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APR
TUE
Tue, 20 Apr, 7:00 pm
Torquay
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APR
THU
Thu, 22 Apr, 8:00 pm
Aberystwyth
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MAY
SUN
Sun, 2 May, 7:00 pm
Bristol
10
MAY
MON
Mon, 10 May, 7:00 pm
Cardiff
14
MAY
FRI
Fri, 14 May, 7:00 pm
Lincoln

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