10th April 2015. Glasgow Scotland. The Shires, UK country pop duo, played a gig at the Orran Mor. They are singer-songwriters Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes.They are signed to Decca Records and to Universal Music Nashville, the first ever UK country act to be signed to a major Nashville label. They released their debut album Brave in 2015. Photo Pauline Keightley.