The UK’s most successful Country act of all time continue their incredible success with their third album ‘Accidentally On Purpose’ entering the UK Album Chart at Number 3 this week.
Pushing George Ezra to 4th place, The Shires enter the chart above rapper ‘Nines’, ‘Sting & Shaggy’ and Amercian rock band ‘Black Stone Cherry’.
With over 55 reviews of the album, including 4 Star reviews, The Shires, Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle, have proved that their Country music really is connecting with mainstream audiences and media, with recent appearances and coverage including The Sunday Times, The Sun, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, The Express, Metro, OK!, The One Show, BBC Breakfast, Sky Sunrise and Zoe Ball on Sunday.
With Album of the Week on Radio 2 and sessions on BBC 5 Live, Radio 4 and BBC London, their single ‘Guilty’ has been the most played single on Magic and the 2nd most played song on BBC Radio 2.
The album position rounds off an exciting week for The Shires who had a big surprise in store for their fans at their album signing at HMV Oxford Street on Tuesday night. Arriving in style in an American police car, The Shires played homage to the theme of their ‘Guilty’ music video and blared the track from the sirens as they arrived on Oxford Street.
Handcuffed to one another in black and white convict t-shirts, The Shires were assisted from the vehicle by their chauffeur; an American cop. Crowds of fans gathered to watch the band give an exclusive performance before an album signing to celebrate the release of ‘Accidentally On Purpose’.
This chart position signals an exciting start to the campaign, with a UK tour starting on May 12th, including a date at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 18th – making them the first ever British Country act to perform at the iconic venue.
On Friday 13th July, The Shires will be supporting Michael Bublé at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.