The Shires are a British country duo who are Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes. They became the first UK country act to chart in the Top 10 in the UK. They won best Country Duo in the 2018 UK Country Music awards.
They come from the neighbouring counties of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire in England. The word 'Shire' is the original description of a county in the UK. The duo took the band name to keep their British identity when travelling around the world. They sing as a couple – but are just friend who love Country music.