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Feb
26

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Sounds Like Nashville presents Late Nights at C2C Featuring Booke Eden, Lauren Alaina And More

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For the first time at C2C, Sounds Like Nashville will host a Late Night stage at indigo at The O2 on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March 2016. Starting from 10pm each night and accessible to all C2C ticket and wristband holders (subject to capacity) the venue will welcome Brooke Eden, High Valley, David Nail, Lauren Alaina and The Shires.

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Feb
15

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Bracknell Festival 2016 Announces The Shires As Headliners

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Bracknell Festival is delighted to announce that The Shires have been confirmed to headline this year’s Festival on Saturday 30th July in the beautiful grounds of South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.

The groundswell of interest in country music in the UK is now officially unstoppable. One of the acts helping to make country cooler than ever on this side of the Atlantic aren’t from Tennessee or Texas, they’re from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. They’re all set to take their country-influenced music to the world. Step forward, The Shires!

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Nov
6

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The Shires Release Royal Legion Tribute In Video For ‘Brave’

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British country superstars The Shires (Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle) today released a powerful video, showing their support for The Royal British Legion who recently launched the Poppy Appeal 2015, which each year raises awareness and provides hundreds of thousands of veterans, Servicemen and women and their families with vital advice and support.

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Oct
19

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The Shires ‘I Just Wanna Love You’ – Single Review

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The Shires by Pip for Decca Records

If you live in the UK, then it’s a pretty fair assumption that you’ve been seeing/hearing The Shires everywhere this year. Their promotional and booking teams are clearly working overtime to get the pop country duo in front of all kinds of audiences, and they’re continuing to build momentum with the sixth single from their debut album ‘Brave’, titled ‘I Just Wanna Love You’. This track is one of my favourites on the record if not my overall favourite, so I’m glad that they chose to air it out on radio and in public performances.

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Oct
9

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iTunes UK Country Chart Roundup – Week of 9th October, 2015

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The Shires, as usual, are out doing promo, and a recent appearance on Graham Norton, combined with the announcement of new single ‘I Just Wanna Love You’, C2C line-up news and their pending UK tour this month, has meant that they hold #1 and #2 on Country Albums this week. They dislodge Don Henley, whose ‘Cass County’ drops to #5, and even the Nashville soundtrack, whose highest entry is at #3 (Season 3, Volume 2). Elsewhere we find ‘Season 3, Volume 1’ at #15, in the same week as the season 3 finale airs on UK screens, and I think we may see gradually less of the show’s offerings as weeks go on.

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Sep
22

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Apple Music Festival: Carrie Underwood @ The Roundhouse, London, UK | September 21, 2015 – Review

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Apple Music Festival, London 2015

The Apple Music Festival (previously The iTunes festival) is currently in its 8th edition, and if you don’t know the drill, it’s basically an event set up by Apple allowing people to see top artists perform over the space of a couple of weeks, in an relatively intimate setting at The Roundhouse in London. The venue itself is an old railway engine shed, which was renovated in the 1960’s as a live music and performing arts venue. With its circular structure and grade two listed build, sound travels particularly well. So it’s no surprise that Apple have chosen to host their festival at The Roundhouse since 2009. This year sees the likes of Ellie Goulding and One Direction performing at the venue. However this year Apple for the first time announced a country musician to be a headline act for one of the nights. You might have heard of her, she goes by the name Carrie Underwood.

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Sep
18

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Cam And The Shires To Support Carrie Underwood At Apple Music Festival In London

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[Ed note: I received two separate press releases about this, so here is the aggregated version]

Arista Nashville/RCA Records singer/songwriter Cam has been announced to perform at this year’s Apple Music Festival in London. The festival, which takes place at London’s Roundhouse, will feature a performance by Cam on September 21, the evening headlined by superstar Carrie Underwood.  Apple will broadcast all performances to music fans around the world for free, live or on-demand via Apple Music and in stunning HD with Apple TV.

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Sep
1

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The Shires To Join Little Big Town On Tour In US And Canada

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UK country hit makers the Shires today announced they will be supporting US country music superstars Little Big Town on their Pain Killer tour in the USA this year marking another significant landmark moment in their domination of the UK country scene and also their rapidly developing profile in the United States.

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