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The Shires

The Shires Biography (Wikipedia)

The Shires are a British country duo composed of singer-songwriters Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes. Earle sings vocals, plays piano and guitar, and Rhodes shares lead vocals. The duo formed in 2013 and released their debut album Brave in 2015, becoming the first UK country act to chart in the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart. The group's second album, My Universe, became the fastest-selling UK country album in history when it was released in October 2016.

They hail from the neighbouring counties of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire in England. "Shire" is the original term for what is usually known as a county in the United Kingdom. The duo fittingly took the band name to maintain a British identity and take a small part of Britain to the United States. After playing hardly half a dozen shows together, The Shires caught the attention of Decca Records, who signed them in the United Kingdom, and they secured a contract with American record label Universal Music Group Nashville, thus becoming the first ever English country act to be signed to a major Nashville label. They were also the first UK country act to have a top ten album and the first to receive an award from the American Country Music Association.

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The Shires Performances & Interviews


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Sleepwalk
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Sleepwalk
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Guilty
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Guilty
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A Thousand Hallelujahs
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A Thousand Hallelujahs
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Nashville Grey Skies
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Nashville Grey Skies
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All Over Again
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All Over Again
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Friday Night
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Friday Night
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Brown Eyed Girl (Radio 2 Chris Evans at the Royal Wedding)
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Brown Eyed Girl (Radio 2 Chris Evans at the Royal Wedding)
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Ruby (Radio 2 Chris Evans at the Royal Wedding)
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Ruby (Radio 2 Chris Evans at the Royal Wedding)
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Can't Help Falling In Love (Radio 2 Chris Evans at the Royal Wedding 2018)
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Can't Help Falling In Love (Radio 2 Chris Evans at the Royal Wedding 2018)
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Upcoming BBC Events

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend
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Perth, Scone Palace
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2018
BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

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Perth, Scone Palace

Upcoming Events

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May
2018
The Shires, Andy Brown and Sinead Burgess
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
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May
2018
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Sage Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
30
May
2018
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Sands Centre, Carlisle, UK
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May
2018
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York Barbican, York, UK
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Jun
2018
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Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK

Past BBC Events

BBC Music Awards: 2015
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Genting Arena, Birmingham
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2015

BBC Music Awards: 2015

Genting Arena, Birmingham
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2015
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Hyde Park
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2015
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2015

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2015

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Hyde Park
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2015
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Hyde Park
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2015
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2015

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2015

Hyde Park

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