Tuesday 28 July 2015

The Cains release new music video for single Journey's End

The Cains Release New Music Video For Single, “Journey's End”

We loved seeing and speaking with Taylor, Madison and Logan Cain at the 2015 Country To Country Festival (C2C) in March
They are not only singers and songwriters, but also multifaceted entertainers and musicians who play guitar, piano, bass, harmonica and more.
Their single “Journey’s End” (DayStreet Records / GMV Nashville; Amazon UK) which was released to radio and digitally on 28th April 2015 is one of our favourite tracks of 2015.
We’re now delighted to bring you this update.

(Nashville, Tenn. – July 28, 2015) 
Sibling harmony band, The Cains, have released a new music video for their single, “Journey's End.” Produced and directed by Fresh Films' Glenn Sweitzer, the music video is now available for viewing on The Cains' Youtube channel.

Of the new video, The Cains’ Taylor Cain commented, "What we want to achieve in the music video for "Journey's End" is a sense of nostalgia for the viewer. No relationship is ever too far gone. No memory is ever too far out of reach. There is always hope. Just when you think you've reached your journey's end, you've only just begun!"
Written by Taylor Cain, Madison Cain and Becki Devries, “Journey's End” is a sentimental ballad about love, family and hope. The track is currently playing On The Horizon on Sirius XM's The Highway.
On July 21, the group dropped their new, self-titled EP, The Cains, which features songs co-written by the group’s own Logan, Madison and Taylor Cain, with additional writer credits, including Jaida Dreyer, Stephony Smith, Billy Lawson, Ed Hill, Becki Devries and Dave Thompson. The EP was produced and mixed by Daniel Agee, and was recorded at Nashville'sStudio of Solitude.

The Cains - EP (DayStreet Records / GMV Nashville)
5 Tracks/ Time: 18:08
Available: Amazon UK (MP3) - UK iTunes - Amazon.com
>> Test Drive on SPOTIFY

Tracklisting/ Credits
“Journey’s End” (Taylor Cain / Madison Cain / Becki Devries)
“Knock Knock” (Jaida Dreyer / Stephony Smith / Dave Thompson)
“Smoke On The Hill” (Billy Lawson / Ed Hill / Taylor Cain / Madison Cain)
“Down To The Water” (Taylor Cain / Madison Cain)
“Miss Red, White, And Blue” (Taylor Cain / Madison Cain / Logan Cain / Becki Devries)

The group recently partnered with Bravo TV to write and perform exclusive re-cap tracks for the network’s hit reality television show, “Southern Charm.” The group wrote and recorded original tunes, all titled “Southern Charm,” that musically recount episodes within the series.  The “Southern Charm” music videos can be viewed on Bravo TV's website, www.BravoTV.com, here.

In March of 2015, hot off the heels of a successful radio debut and packed performances at Country Radio Seminar 2015, The Cains broke onto the U.K. Country music scene with their first international appearance at London's Country to Country (C2C) festival, Europe's largest and most well-attended Country music event of the year. Upon their return to the U.S., the group inked an exclusive booking agreement with Nashville’s The Kinkead Entertainment Agency. 

Most recently, The Cains have announced their addition to Sasha McVeigh’s I Stand Alone U.K. Tour. 
The group will open for the lovely Sasha on select dates in various clubs all over the U.K.

The Cains – I Stand Alone U.K. Tour Dates:

Fri 11th September 2015 - Culpeppers, Basildon (Gardiners Ln S Basildon SS14)
Sun 13th Sept 2015 - Oran Mor, Glasgow (Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX)
Tues 15th Sept 2015 - The Musician, Leicester (Clyde Street, Leicester LE1 2DE)
Thurs 17th Sept 2015 - The Bullingdon, Oxford (162 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1UE)
Fri 18th Sept 2015 - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester (28-34 High St, M4 1QB)
Tues 22nd Sept 2015 - Water Rats, London (328 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8BZ)

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The Shires land BBC Radio 2 Playlist All Over Again

UK Country Duo The Shires land BBC Radio 2 A Playlist for new single ‘All Over Again’

The Shires announce summer of UK country with live performances including:
  • BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, supporting Tom Jones and Camp Bestival
  • The Shires To Join Joan Armatrading And Ray Davies For Glastonbury Festival’s Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza
  • UK National Tour in October with dates including Shepherd’s Bush Empire

The soundtrack to your summer will be UK country music this year, as The Shires today announced their new single ‘All Over Again’ has been added to the prestigious BBC Radio 2 A Playlist, repeating the success of their debut single ‘Nashville Grey Skies’, which was added to the Radio 2 A list earlier this year. 
The Shires will release ‘All Over Again’ on 21 August.

The UK country hitmakers also announced details of their summer live shows, which will include BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Somersault Festival in Devon, Camp Bestival and a prestigious support slot for Tom Jones on Monday 27 July at Greenwich Music Time. For more information about Greenwich Music Time visit: http://www.greenwichmusictime.co.uk/book-tickets/tom-jones-plus-the-shires 

The Shires will also share the stage with music legends Joan Armatrading and Ray Davis for the 19th annual Extravaganza, held in Glastonbury Abbey on 8 August 2015. The event is held each year after Glastonbury Festival to thank locals for their support of the festival, with previous prestigious artists performing at the event including: Robert Plant, George Ezra, Status Quo, Madness, Van Morrison, Jools Holland and Bryan Ferry.

The Shires - Grand Ole Opry DEBUT!
The Shires, who made their Glastonbury debut this year stated: “We are really enjoying the summer so far. 

Playing Glastonbury was a dream come true, but there is so much more to come. 

Getting the A list and playing BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park again is so fantastic, Radio 2 have been so supportive of us and we can’t thank them enough. 

Also warming up the stage for Sir Tom is a pinch me moment for sure. We are also honoured to be invited by Michael Eavis to share the stage with Ray and Joan at the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza. They are songwriting legends and an inspiration to us and all emerging songwriters out there. We can’t wait!”

Michael Eavis recently stated that: “The Shires… are making a name for themselves within months of being formed...” and Janet Bell, Abbey director, also recently added: “To have these world-class performers showcasing their talent in the abbey grounds is going to make a for a wonderful event...”
The Shires at Sheffield World Snooker with BBC Radio 2s Ken Bruce

The Shires who only formed in 2013, have quickly spearheaded the British country music revolution in the UK and the US, which has seen them score a top 10 album, secure inclusion on Radio 2 playlists, achieve critical acclaim from the UK’s music critics and taste makers and play Nashville and country music’s most important stage The Grand Ole Opry as well as stealing the show at the UK’s leading country music festival C2C Festival at the 02. 

Following their summer shows, The Shires tour the UK in October, with performances across the UK and the tour beginning at Bedford Corn Exchange on 1 October and culminating in a headline show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 24 October. For more information please visit: http://www.theshiresmusic.com

‘All Over Again’ is released 21 August 2015. For more information please visit: http://www.theshiresmusic.com


Official UK Top 100 Album Chart (Week Ending July 30, 2015)

The Shires with BRAVE (DECCA NASHVILLE) rose 9 places 99-90 (700 estimated sales; 21 week estimated total 48,800) in their 19th top 100 chart frame.
The Shires "Brave" Official UK Top 100 Album Chart run (beginning week March 14, 2015):


The Shires - Brave - Deluxe Album (Decca)

14 Tracks Time: 47:30
CD (Standard Version) MP3 - UK iTunes - Test Drive on SPOTIFY  

The Shires 9,516 sales BRAVE debut bettered most the US country “superstars“ by quite some margin who charted during 2014.
Some of the highest Official UK Albums Top 100 debuts last year came from Sheryl Crowe’s FEELS LIKE HOME (No.16 debut; 5,498 sales; chart week Feb 8, 2014), Lady Antebellum’s 747 (No.12 debut; 5,998 sales; chart week Oct 18, 2014) and Garth Brooks MAN AGAINST MACHINE (No.23 debut; 7,608 sales; Nov 22, 2014). Swedish Folk duo First Aid Kit's STAY GOLD fell just short of the Top 10 at No.11 but sold more (11,281 sales; chart week June 21, 2014). Albums to chart higher than “Brave” were legend Johnny Cash with OUT AMONG THE STARS debut at No.4 (19,347 sales; chart week April 12, 2014) and Dolly Parton’s compilation set BLUE SMOKE / THE BEST OF debut at No.6 (20,860 sales; chart week June 21, 2014).

The Shires – Live Dates:

Summer Dates:

Monday 27th July, 2015 - supporting Tom Jones, Greenwich Music Time
Wednesday 29th July – supporting Tom Jones, Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Friday 31st July – Bitts Park, Carlisle
Saturday 1st August - Camp Bestival, Dorset
Sunday 2nd August - Carfest North, Cheshire
Saturday 8th August - Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury
Friday 14th August - Farm Festival, Crewe
Sunday 30th August - Carfest South, Hampshire
Friday 4th September - Cottingham Folk Festival, Cottingham
Saturday 12th September - Boomerang Hickstead, Hickstead
Sunday 13th September – BBC Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park 
October National Tour:

Thursday 1st October - Bedford Corn Exchange, Bedford
Friday 2nd October - The Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen
Sunday 4th October - Glee Club, Cardiff
Monday 5th October - Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
Tuesday 6th October - Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth
Thursday 8th October - Leas Cliff Hall Theatre, Folkestone
Saturday 10th October – Ironworks, Inverness
Sunday 11th October - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
Monday 12th October - Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Wednesday 14th October – Empire, Middlesbrough
Thursday 15th October - The Leadmill, Sheffield
Friday 16th October – Roadmender, Northampton
Sunday 18th October – The Institute, Birmingham
Monday 19th October - O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool
Tuesday 20th October - Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
Thursday 22nd October - Bath Pavilion, Bath
Saturday 24th October - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London