The Shires are an English country pop band from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire consisting of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes.
Formed in 2013, the band signed to Decca and released their debut EP, ‘The Green Note EP’ in 2014, followed by their debut album, ‘Brave’, in 2015, which hit #10 on the UK Albums Chart.
The band released 'My Universe' in October 2016 and followed it up with 'Accidentally On Purpose' in April 2018. In March 2020, they put out their latest album, 'Good Years'.
The band have headlined their own shows and tours across the UK and Australia as well as having supported the likes of Ward Thomas, Little Big Town and the Corrs.
The Shires have rescheduled their UK tour to spring 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
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Wed 18th Mar 2020
Before venturing any further, let’s address the stylistic elephant in the room shall we? The Shires are already the UK’s most successful country act of all time, but are they really a country act? In the traditional sense, no, and purists who worship Waylon, Willie and Cash should definitely give them a wide berth. But anyone who enjoys Little Big Town and Lady Antebellum, timeless pop acts who employ a scattering of country textures, will lap up ‘Good Years’ in the same way selfish people stockpile toilet rolls.
Tue 10th Mar 2020
When poised to move forwards and embrace exciting new opportunities, it’s often worthwhile to look back and take stock first. We have to know where we’ve been to appreciate where we’re going. Following a short hiatus that saw them recharge and reflect, the Shires are set to return with ‘Good Years’, an album that meditates on their journey so far while also being tailor made to catapult the duo to even greater heights in future.