Those of us who have been fortunate enough to see THE SHIRES, on more than one occasion I might add, can tell you they are fantastic live, and have a catalogue of songs to keep you entertained all evening long.
So much so, they’ll be performing their greatest hits and favourite tracks, on an intimate UK tour which brings them to Aberystwyth Arts Centre Great Hall on Friday April 22nd The following evening they move into St David’s Hall in Cardiff (Saturday April 23rd). THE SHIRES ACOUSTIC.
First of all however, you can catch them this year at Tenby’s De Valence Pavilion tonight (Wednesday 13th October).
Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes – The Shires are the most popular and best-selling country act in the U.K having made huge waves both on home soil and across the pond becoming the first UK artists to win ‘Best International Act’ at the prestigious Country Music Awards.
The duo released their debut album, Brave in 2015 which quickly achieved GOLD-certified status and topped the U.K. country charts. And that was just the start. A further two gold albums and three Top 10 singles followed firmly cementing their status as two of country music’s most prominent voices.
Last year Ben and Crissie released the acclaimed Good Years and in April this year they released a new version of their ballad track ‘On The Day I Die’ with American country superstar Jimmie Allen.
Since 2020 The Shires have been part of Apple Music Country’s inaugural radio program roster, London to Nashville playing their favourite songs and interviewing guests which lead them to win International Broadcaster of the Year in 2020 at the CMAs.
Currently focusing on writing album five, The Shires will be headlining Buckle and Boots festival this summer before embarking on an intimate acoustic tour this autumn.
We’ve managed to track down a signed copy of the current album below.
And there’s a really good vinyl set (signed) on their website HERE.
THE SHIRES get to the De Valence Pavilion in Tenby on Wednesday 13th October. Tickets are available right now and we can’t recommend them highly enough. You can get yours HERE
Next year they have a couple of dates close by. They take their acoustic tour to Aberystwyth Arts Centre Great Hall on Friday April 22nd. the following evening they move into St David’s Hall in Cardiff (Saturday April 23rd). You can tickets for both those gigs right THE SHIRES ACOUSTIC.