UK Duo The Shires’ Latest Album ‘Good Years’ Set For March

The Shires will release their new album, Good Years, in the U.S. on March 13 via BMG. The project was recorded in Nashville and includes 12 new tracks, 10 of which are co-written by the duo, Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle.

The followup to the UK duo’s album Accidentally on Purpose and Gold-certified albums Brave and My Universe, Good Years features songs from writers and artists including Cam, Bob DiPiero and Canaan Smith.

“For me, growing up so inspired by country music through my grams and knowing Nashville was the home of that music, I always wanted to find a way to get over there,” said Rhodes. “When Ben and I met and we had the opportunity to go to Nashville, it was everything I imagined that it could be and more. To be surrounded by so much talent, it was quite overwhelming. Then getting in there with people who’d been writing songs for years…that was quite daunting to try to do that and to try to put our Brit spin on it at the same time. It’s been an amazing place for us. We just love landing on that runway and feeling like, ‘Ah. Here we are. We’re back.’ It feels great every single time.”

The duo will embark on their UK headlining tour in May including shows at the London Palladium, the Bristol Academy and more.

Good Years Track Listing:
“Lightning Strikes” (Josh Williams, Camaron Ochs, Evan Bogart)
“On The Day I Die” (Ben Earle, Peter Hammerton, Fiona Bevan)
“Good Years” (Dan Couch, Ben Earle, Crissie Rhodes, Canaan Smith)
“No Secrets” (Ben Earle, Danny Shah, Sky Adams)
“About Last Night” (Katya Edwards, Rachel Furner)
“New Year” (Ben Earle, Kaity Rae)
“Only Always” (Ben Earle, Kaity Rae)
“Independence Day” (Ben Earle, Peter Hammerton, Fiona Bevan)
“Thank You Whiskey” (Ben Earle, Peter Hammerton, Kipp Williams)
“People Like Us” (Ben Earle, Bob DiPiero, Jeff Garrison)
“Better Place” (Ben Earle, Kara Dioguardi, Jeff Cohen, Crissie Rhodes)
“Crazy Days” (Ben Earle)



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