Today, The Shires announce ‘Ahead of The Storm Remix’ as the fourth single to be released from their top 3 album ‘Accidentally on Purpose’. The track is the follow up to their single ‘Echo’ which was A List on Radio 2.
Already a firm favourite for fans, the original album track will be reintroduced to new and current audiences with a remix that adds an up-tempo beat, while staying true to the meaning of the original lyrics.
The best-selling UK Country act of all time release the single following the announcement that Shania Twain has handpicked the band to appear as special guests at her UK Arena tour, beginning this month.
This adds to what has already been an incredible year for The Shires, having just headlined The Long Road Country Music festival and performing at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park. The Shires have recently finished their UK tour, while also supporting Michael Bublé at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.
With numerous 4 Star reviews of their album and a historic performance at theRoyal Albert Hall under their belt – which saw them become the first UK Country act to ever headline the venue – The Shires are leading the charge for the Country music takeover here in the UK.
The release of ‘Ahead of The Storm Remix’ continues their incredible success, with their third album ‘Accidentally On Purpose’ entering the UK Album Chart at Number 3. Pushing George Ezra to 4th place, The Shires entered the chart above rapper ‘Nines’, ‘Sting & Shaggy’ and American rock band ‘Black Stone Cherry’. The album is now on track to become their third gold album in 4 years – an accolade in the UK shared only by TV driven acts, including One Direction, Olly Murs and Little Mix.
Recent appearances and coverage include BBC Breakfast, The One Show, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, ITV Zoe Ball on Sunday and Lorraine.
With Album of the Week on Radio 2 and sessions on BBC 5 Live, Radio 4 and BBC London, their single ‘Guilty’ was the most played single on Magic and the 2nd most played song on BBC Radio 2.