Duo Country Anglais formé en 2013 et composé de Ben Earle et Crissie Rhodes.

An English duo with a knack for crafting pitch-perfect American country-pop in the vein of Lady Antebellum, Kacey Musgraves, and Florida Georgia Line, the Shires came into existence in 2013 after Hertfordshire guitarist, Vocalsist, and songwriter Ben Earle, a struggling solo artist who had toured with KT Tunstall, posted "there must be a country singer somewhere" on his Facebook page. The response to his question came from nearby Bedfordshire in the form of Crissie Rhodes, a talented Vocalsist who had been honing her craft at weddings, pubs, and clubs. The pair bonded over their mutual love for artists like Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves, and Alison Krauss, and began writing and performing together; they eventually inked a deal with Decca Records in the U.K. and Universal Music Group Nashville across the pond. Their first single, the aptly named "Nashville Skies," debuted in 2014 in anticipation of their full-length studio album, Brave, which followed in February 2015. The duo went on to promote the record with a nationwide tour and returned in 2016 with their second album, My Universe, which the U.K. chart at number three. Their third effort, 2018's Accidentally on Purpose, recorded in Nashville with Lindsay Rimes, was their attempt at a proper crossover record, taking inspiration from the contemporary U.S. country scene with big pop hooks and choruses.

 

http://www.theshiresmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/theshiresuk/

Talents : Ben Earle : Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Songwriter - Crissie Rhodes : Vocals

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

https://youtu.be/Ieab-k52qXE

Years in activity :

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DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

2014 CD Decca ? (UK) (promo)

Album Sampler - Tonight / Brave / Drunk On A Friday Night / Only Midnight / I Just Wanna Love You

2014 CD Decca ? (UK) (promo) Tonight
2014 CD Decca ? (UK) (promo)

Nashville Grey Skies

02/2015 CD Decca ? (UK) (promo)

Friday Night

05/2015 CD Decca ? (UK) (promo)

State Lines / State Lines Album Edit

09/2015 CD Decca ? (UK) (promo)

All Over Again

10/2016 CD Decca ? (UK) (promo)

My Universe

10/2016 CD Decca ? (UK) (promo) I Just Wanna Love You
12/2016 CD Decca ? (UK) (promo) A Thousand Hallelujahs
03/2017 CD Decca ? (UK) (promo) Drive
2018 CD Decca ? (UK) (promo) Guilty

Albums

03/2015 CD Decca 3788861 (EUR)

Brave - Tonight / Nashville Grey Skies / Brave / Friday Night / I Just Wanna Love You / All Over Again / Jekyll And Hyde / State Lines / Black And White / Made In England / How Many Love Songs

09/2016 CD Decca 5709560 (EUR) My Universe - My Universe / Beats To Your Rhythm / Not Even Drunk Right Now / Naked / Drive / Daddy's Little Girl / Everything You Never Gave / Save Me / Common Language / A Thousand Hallelujahs / Other People's Things / Desperate
09/2016 CD Decca 570969-5 (UK) (deluxe edition) My Universe - My Universe / Beats To Your Rhythm / Not Even Drunk Right Now / Naked / Drive / Daddy's Little Girl / Everything You Never Gave / Save Me / Common Language / A Thousand Hallelujahs / Other People's Things / Desperate / Stay (Brave recording sessions) / First Flight Out (Brave recording sessions)
04/2018 CD Decca 6741622 (EUR)

Accidentally On Purpose - The Hard Way / Echo / Guilty / Sleepwalk / Accidentally On Purpose / Stay The Night / Ahead Of The Storm / Speechless / River Of Love / Strangers / World Without You / Loving You Too Long

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