THE SHIRES PARTNER WITH CMT FOR U.S. BROADCAST PREMIERE OF “ABOUT LAST NIGHT” ACOUSTIC MUSIC VIDEO
Nashville, TN — May 14, 2020 — The Shires, the UK’s best-selling country act of all time – comprised of Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle – are excited to partner with CMT for the U.S. broadcast premiere of their music video for an acoustic version of “About Last Night.” The stripped-down clip, filmed at The Pool Recording Studio in London, will begin airing on CMT Music starting today, May 14.
The track, which Billboard raves “highlights the duo’s distinct brand of country music with soaring harmonies, ear-grabbing production and a relatable lyric,” is featured on their new album, Good Years. The album released March 13, notching a No. 1 country album debut on the UK’s OCC chart (No. 3 all genres) where it has stayed for eight consecutive weeks.
Released in the U.S. via BBR Music Group, Good Years is the follow-up to Accidentally on Purpose and GOLD-certified albums Brave and My Universe. The project was recorded in Nashville and includes 12 new tracks, 10 of which are co-written by the duo. Produced by Lindsay Rimes (Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, LOCASH), Good Years, also features some of Nashville’s top songwriters, including Cam, Bob DiPiero and Canaan Smith. Stream Good Years at https://TheShires.lnk.to/GoodYearsPR.
The Shires were the first-ever British act to win a coveted CMA Award when they accepted the Jeff Walker Global Artist Award celebrating outstanding achievements by a country act outside of the U.S. in 2017. Ben also received the 2020 CMA International Broadcaster Award, hosting on BBC Radio 2 (14.4 M weekly audience) while filling in for veteran broadcaster, Bob Harris. They are also the first UK country act to perform in the historic circle at the Grand Ole Opry. The Shires have opened for Little Big Town, Sam Hunt and Shania Twain, and most recently joined Carrie Underwood’s 2019 Cry Pretty 360 Tour in their native country.