Saturday, 18 February 2017

UK Country superstars The Shires premiere new single Daddy’s Little Girl from the hit album ‘My Universe’

UK Country superstars The Shires premiere new single Daddy’s Little Girl From the hit album ‘My Universe’

A heartfelt new video from UK Country superstars The Shires for new single Daddy’s Little Girl has released it celebrates the memory of Crissie Rhodes father (Dusty) who sadly passed away from cancer when she was young.

It premiered Monday Feb 13, 2017 on Official Charts website

Watch the Vevo video here:
Directed By: Urban Strom
Composers: Crissie Rhodes, Jeff Cohen, Victoria Banks, Livy Jeanne Richardson
Producers: Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren, Matt Cummins
(C) 2017 Lucky Chair Music Limited, under exclusive licence to Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations

Shires vocalist Crissie Rhodes wrote heartfelt song lyrics to celebrate the memory of her father and share how he inspired her to ‘be anything she wanted to be’ and pursue a career in music.

Two genius singer-songwriters” – Metro

A fantastic second album” – Sunday Express
Their place in the vanguard of homegrown country is assured” – Daily Mail

UK Country superstar duo, The Shires, today release their heartfelt new single, ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’. The track’s lyrics, written by Shires vocalist Crissie Rhodes, celebrate cherished memories of her late father. From the “smell of Old Spice” or his “flat cap on the dash” the song’s lyrics share Crissie’s fondest memories of her father, who for her, was the “man who hung the moon.”

“This is a very personal song. My dad passed away from Cancer when I was 8 years old, but I still think of myself as Daddy’s Little Girl. The music video features real footage and photos of us together, and also the glasses and flat cap he wore every day. It was wonderful to go through all this in the process, as it brought back so many great memories. I have also received many messages from fathers, saying how much this song means to them, as it reminds them of their daughters.” – Crissie

The track, written in Nashville, is one of the most popular songs on The Shires’ hit album ‘My Universe’ - landing over 290k streams on Spotify to date. The song also proved to be a live favourite on their UK Headline Tour last year – performed acoustically with just Ben and Crissie on stage, the crowds always fell completely silent, often with tears in their eyes.

In the video the gorgeous Crissie is seen wearing an ivory Free People Antiquity Mini Dress (Product Detail £136.18; £95.33 | $117.60 >> Product Video).
Flowers and vines pattern the lace insets on this dress. Colorful embroidery frames the V neckline, and gathered ruffles trim the cuffs. Designed with a romantic, adventurous aesthetic, Free People caters to a contemporary bohemian lifestyle, highlighting creative spirit and effortless confidence with a unique do-it-yourself sensibility
Free People is Crissie’s new favourite brand. “I love absolutely everything of theirs,” the singer told The Express in 2015

The Shires celebrated a landmark year in 2016 with the release of their new album MY UNIVERSE which stormed the UK Album Chart, landing at No.3 (14,913 units (including unknown streaming points), and becoming the fastest-selling UK Country album of all time.
After 19 weeks on the UK Official Top 100 Album chart the already SILVER certified MY UNIVERSE fell 24-26 with estimated sales of 3,300 and a total sales estimate of 92,500 copies (some 7000 copies short of GOLD status)
Chart Run: 3-7-14-27-36-45-43-45-43-48-59-52-54-30-26-25-20-24-26

Blog Post:
UK Country superstars The Shires make Chart History with Fastest-Selling UK Country Album of all time!

The duo received endorsements from celebrity fans including Robbie Williams, as well as resounding support from the media, including BBC Radio 2, being made Album of the Week at the station and landing three consecutive A-list singles; ‘Beats To Your Rhythm‘, ‘My Universe‘ and 'A Thousand Hallelujahs’. A packed summer festival schedule also included their first Headline performance at Glastonbury, on the Acoustic Stage.
Last year The Shires also joined the ranks of prominent US Big Machine Label Group Country artists Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett by signing an exclusive recording deal with the leading US Country music record label. The Shires are undoubtedly seen as the trailblazers of the UK Country music movement in the USA as well as the UK, which saw a sea change in recent years, with the British public fully embracing the genre. 
Blog Post:
This month has already seen the band appear on BBC One’s ‘One Show’ and with imminent plans to focus on expanding their presence in the USA, as well as another big UK Headline Tour, 2017 is already shaping up to be another landmark year for UK Country and The Shires.

A recent interview and performance with The Shires was broadcast on Michael Ball’s show on BBC Radio 2 on Sunday Feb 12, 2017. Listen back BBC Page (1 hour 26 minutes in) or The Shires in Session Clip performing their new single Daddy's Little Girl and a stunning version of Dusty Springfield’s You Don't Have To Say You Love Me in Michael's Musician's Circle.

The Shires Tour (April-May 2017) ** ON SALE ** 
Tue 18th April 2017 - The Shires Opera House, Blackpool (Church Street, FY1 1HW)
Wed 19th April 2017 - Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen (Esplanade, Sea Beach, AB24 5NR)
Thu 20th April 2017-  Usher Hall, Edinburgh (Lothian RD, EH1 2EA)
Sun 23rd April 2017 - Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth (Westover Road, BH1 2BU) £22.00 (£20.00 TickSet + £2.00 Fees)/ £35.75 (£32.50 Ticket + £3.25 Fees) | £35.75 (£99.00 Ticket + £9.90 Fees)
Mon 24th April 2017 - G-Live, Guildford (London Road, GU1 2AA)
Tue 25th April 2017 - Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry (University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, CV4 7AL) £22.00, £27.50, £35.75 £35.75
Thu 27th April 2017 - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend (Station Road, SS0 7RA)
Fri 28th April 2017 - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (The Leas, Kent CT20 2DZ) Tickets £29.15 - £40.15 plus £2.85 transaction fee*
Sun 30th April 2017 - Theatre Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (Theatre Square, NG1 5ND)
Mon 1st May 2017 - Regent Theatre, Ipswich (3 ST Helens Street, IP4 1HE)
Tue 2nd May 2017 - London Palladium, Westminster (Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF) £23.65 (£20.00 Ticket + £3.65 Fees) & £40.15 (£35.00 Ticket + £5.15 Fees)

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