Brave (The Shires album)

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Studio album by The Shires
Released2 March 2015 (2015-03-02)
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Brave is the debut studio album by British country music duo The Shires, released in 2015. The album peaked at number ten on the UK Albums Chart, making the Shires the first ever homegrown British country act to have a top ten album in the United Kingdom.[1]

Track listing[edit]

1."Tonight"Ben Earle, Jack McManus, Chris Young3:44
2."Nashville Grey Skies"Earle3:44
3."Brave"Earle, Elske DeWall3:34
4."Friday Night"Earle, Tobias Lundgren, Tim Larsson, Johan Fransson3:08
5."I Just Wanna Love You"Earle3:53
6."All Over Again"Earle, Chrissie Rhodes3:17
7."Jekyll and Hyde"Earle, Rhodes3:09
8."State Lines"Earle, Lundgren, Larsson, Fransson3:52
9."Black and White"Earle, Twinnie-Lee Moore3:41
10."Made in England"Earle, Rhodes, Dan McDougall3:08
11."How Many Love Songs"Earle2:27


Credits adapted from the liner notes of the deluxe edition of Brave.

The Shires
  • Ben Earle – lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, mandolin, pedal steel
  • Chrissie Rhodes – lead vocals, background vocals
Additional personnel

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ Stassen, Murray (9 March 2015). "The Shires become first UK country act to reach Albums Chart Top 10". Music Week. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  2. ^ " – The Shires – Brave". Hung Medien.
  3. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "Official Country Artists Albums Chart Top 20". Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Shires – Brave". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Brave in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  7. ^ Jones, Alan (27 April 2018). "Charts analysis: Greatest Showman holds off J Cole". Music Week. Retrieved 28 April 2018. (Subscription required (help)).