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The Shires: New Country

Documentary following the rise of The Shires, the first British country group to have a top ten album in the pop charts, as they launch their second album and travel to Nashville.

Documentary following the rise of The Shires, the first British country group to have a top ten album in the pop charts, and the band to have spearheaded today's interest in country music in the UK. The programme follows Ben and Crissie both as they launch their second album My Universe and on a working trip to Nashville, where they are signed by leading country label Big Machine. They play the Bluebird, the legendary club where the performances from the TV series Nashville are filmed, and meet with Scott Borchetta, who discovered Taylor Swift. Interviews include Scott Borchetta, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes of The Shires, sisters Catherine and Lizzy of Ward Thomas and Thomas Rhett, a rising star of American country music who mixes country with funk, pop and rock.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 4 Mar 2018 00:40

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Credits

Role Contributor
Performer Ben Earle
Performer Crissie Rhodes
Interviewed Guest Ben Earle
Interviewed Guest Crissie Rhodes
Interviewed Guest Scott Borchetta
Interviewed Guest Lizzy Ward Thomas
Interviewed Guest Catherine Ward Thomas
Interviewed Guest Thomas Rhett
Executive Producer Iain Funnell
Director Adrian Sibley
Production Manager Catherine Airey
Production Company Globe Productions

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