FIRST British act to ever win a prestigious Country Music Award in Nashville
TWO Gold certified albums
TEN playlisted singles across two albums
FASTEST-SELLING British Country album of all time for second album ‘My Universe’
FIRST EVER British Country album to enter the UK Top Ten for their debut album ‘Brave’
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, The Shires’ new album combines massive Country-pop choruses and emotive words about their whirlwind journey, relationships and their time in the States.
Increasingly, US Country music is taking influence from the mainstream with pop-inspired hooks, a sound that The Shires’ new album reflects.
“Our new album 'Accidentally on Purpose' is full of personal songs that really sums up the whirlwind journey we’ve been on together. From the day we met, we’ve been crazy dreamers with big plans,
who really believed that Country could break into the UK mainstream. For all those dreams, we never imagined it would all happen so quickly and we’re so proud and excited to be releasing our third
Ben and Crissie, The Shires
The new album features a track written by Ed Sheeran, a beautiful anthemic love song called ‘Stay The Night’ which was written by Ed after he met the band on a night out in America.
'Guilty' the first single released from the new album has been BBC Radio 2's Record of the Week and is currently on the A List.
After an incredible two years, Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes – hailing from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire – have fast become a firm favourite in the music world. And now they’re making their mark
in Nashville too.
The trailblazing duo will also be hitting the road this summer, performing their new music across the UK, including London’s Royal Albert Hall on 18th May.