Thu 01 Jan 1970
After forming only last year, The Shires have swiftly become one of the most talked about names in country music.
The country duo Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes made an appearance at the Country 2 Country Festival at London’s 02 Arena last year, and have been taking the world of country-music by storm ever since.
24 hours after the festival, they were performing at a prestigious London reception held jointly by BBC Radio 2, and the Country Music Association. Later that week, Ben and Crissie were featured in the Radio 2 documentary Nashville UK celebrating the rise and rise of country on these shores.
Powered by Crissies powerful but subtle and supple vocals and Bens perfectly complementary tones and acoustic guitar, The Shires released their debut album this year. The duo are continuing to enjoy the fast-paced nature of their success by undertaking this UK tour.