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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, 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.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sun 4 Mar 2018 00:40


Role Contributor
PerformerBen Earle
PerformerCrissie Rhodes
Interviewed GuestBen Earle
Interviewed GuestCrissie Rhodes
Interviewed GuestScott Borchetta
Interviewed GuestLizzy Ward Thomas
Interviewed GuestCatherine Ward Thomas
Interviewed GuestThomas Rhett
Executive ProducerIain Funnell
DirectorAdrian Sibley
Production ManagerCatherine Airey
Production CompanyGlobe Productions

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