British country music duo The Shires are one of the leading acts of the genre in the UK and now they have become the first ever British act to win a coveted CMA Award.
The group made up of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes have been awarded the prestigious CMA Jeff Walker Global Artist Award, which celebrates outstanding achievements by a country act originally signed outside of America.
The Shires were surprised with their award at the CMA Songwriters Series show which also featured Maren Morris and Drake White.
Speaking about their latest achievement The Shires said: “We are completely thrilled to win the CMA Jeff Walker Global Artist Award. To win a CMA Award this early on our career and to be the first band from the UK to be acknowledged by the CMAs in this way is huge for us – thank you to everyone who voted for us and thank you to our fans who support our music and the UK country movement”
Article written by Laura K.