THE SHIRES 'GREATEST HITS' CD (2020)
When The Shires formed via a Facebook advert back in 2013, there was no UK born and bred artist country-music scene to speak of. In the few years since, the duo have spearheaded a country revolution in the UK, bringing the genre to the chart and a whole new generation of music fans. The biggest marvel is that the duo aren't from Nashville, Tennessee, the home of 10-gallon hats, rhinestones and trucks - they are from Britain's own home counties.
With three UK top ten artist album chart entries, the first UK country artist to achieve a top ten, The Shires also delivered the fastest selling UK country album and have two Gold status selling albums. In fact, their debut album Brave was only one of four debut albums to reach gold status in 2015.
By 2016, with their second album My Universe released, they headlined Glastonbury festival's Acoustic Stage that year.
They made history once again by becoming the first UK act to play the legendary Grand Ole Opry venue in Music City, where every country behemoth from Hank Williams to Garth Brooks has performed.
Their third album Accidentally on Purpose did it again, giving them a No. 3 UK album chart position in April 2018, and a sold-out tour including their debut show at Royal Albert Hall.
Greatest Hits features their most popular songs from their first three Decca albums and it also has four special bonus acoustic tracks on it too. All four tracks have never available on CD before and When You Say Nothing At All is released for the first time ever.
Tracklist01. Nashville Grey Skies
02. Beats To Your Rhythm
03. Accidentally On Purpose
07. A Thousand Hallelujahs
08. Ahead Of The Storm
09. Stay The Night
10. My Universe
11. State Lines
12. Islands In The Stream
14. Daddy's Little Girl
15. I Just Wanna Love You
16. The Hard Way
18. Friday Night (Jeremy Wheatley Single Mix)
BONUS ACOUSTIC TRACKS (First time on CD)19. Guilty - Acoustic*
20. Sleepwalk - Acoustic*
21. Stay The Night - Acoustic*
22. When You Say Nothing At All - Acoustic**
*First time on CD