Can The Shires sell country back to America?
The Shires made history when they became the first British country band to score a top 10 album - but can they repeat that success on the other side of the Atlantic with their new record, My Universe?
Earlier this year, The Shires were booked to play their first headline slot at Glastonbury. But when the BBC caught up with the band backstage, singer Crissie Rhodes had a slightly panicked tone to her voice.
"At the minute it's just me on my own," she said, indicating an empty space where her musical partner, Ben Earle, should have been.
"His fiancee gave birth this... read more
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