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The Shires: UK country act makes waves in US

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire are a very long way from Nashville, but that has not stopped Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle from making country music that is attracting fans and impressing music bosses in the US.

The Shires, are the first UK country act to be signed to a major Nashville label and debut album Brave has attracted attention at home and abroad.

They spoke to BBC Breakfast about how they met and their upcoming appearances at Glastonbury and the Grand Ole Opry.

  • 19 May 2015
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