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The Shires

The Shires
The Shires were formed in 2013 when Ben Earle made a plea on Facebook for a female singer with a mutual love of country music. A year later, he and Crissie Rhodes signed for Decca Records and have gone on to play Glastonbury, tour with Irish chart-toppers The Corrs, present awards at the C2C (Country to Country) awards and release two gold-certified albums.


The Shires also became the first UK act to win a prestigious CMA Award, the Jeff Walker Global Artist Award, which recognises achievements from artists outside the US.

Their third album, ‘Accidentally on Purpose’, released last year, was made in Nashville where the duo have made a name for themselves in the home of country music. It features a track, ‘Stay and Night’ which was written by Ed Sheeran who is one of the many leading writers who are fans.