The UK’s best selling country act and awarding winning duo The Shires have announced an intimate acoustic tour for October and November 2021 performing their greatest hits and favourite tracks. Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes; The Shires are the most popular and best-selling country act in the UK 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 soon reached GOLD-certified status and topped on the UK country charts. A further two gold-certified albums and three top ten singles followed firmly cementing their status as two of country music’s most prominent voices.

In 2020 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 embarking on an intimate acoustic tour this autumn.



Date Venue
Tue 5th Churchill Theatre Bromley
Mon 11th Corn Exchange Exeter
Tue 12th Sub Rooms Stroud
Wed 13th De Valance Pavilion Tenby
Thu 14th Cheese & Grain Frome
Sat 16th City Varieties Leeds
Sun 17th The Maltings Snape
Mon 18th Palace Theatre Southend
Wed 20th Epic Studios Norwich
Tue 21st Theatre Royal Margate
Sat 23rd Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth
Tue 26th Assembly Rooms Leamington Spa
Wed 27th The Playhouse Epsom
Fri 29th Palace Theatre Newark


Date Venue
Mon 1st St Luke’s Glasgow
Thu 4th Leadmill Sheffield

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