Get a personalised letter from Santa

The Shires’ video for single Guilty

PUBLISHED: 11:40 16 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:54 20 March 2018

The Shires' new single is Guilty

The Shires' new single is Guilty

Supplied by Carver PR

The Shires, the biggest-selling UK country act of all time, have unveiled the video to their new single Guilty.

A riot of colour and with a playful narrative, it is the perfect visual for the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire duo’s new single, which has already been described as a “toe-taping sing-a-long hit”. You can watch the YouTube video above.

Filmed on location in LA, the video sees Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes playing petty criminals carrying out crimes in a laundrette, an American diner and eventually driving off in a police car, Bonnie and Clyde-style.

Crissie said: “From the moment we read the initial concept, we knew this video was going to be a lot of fun to shoot.

“We got to act a little more in this video – I even got handcuffed by the police.”

She added: “The location for the shoot was really cool, it was set at The Pink Motel in LA which has an ’80s vibe to it, with the bold, bright colours and a slight nod to ‘Stranger Things’ which we love!”

Guilty was released on Friday, March 9 and is the first track taken from the duo’s highly anticipated third album, Accidentally on Purpose, due for release on April 20 through Decca Records.

An infectious country/pop track, Guilty was written by the band during their trip to America last year and had its world exclusive first play on BBC Radio 2 last week.

Ben said: “This song encapsulates our writing trip to Nashville back in October.

“Nashville really is a party town and there were parties almost every night, it was hard to turn down the invites.

“We were certainly Guilty of having a good time out there!”

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, The Shires’ new album, combines massive country-pop choruses and emotive words about their whirlwind journey, relationships and their time in the States.

Accidentally on Purpose also features a track written by Ed Sheeran.

Related articles

More news stories

Two people have been taken to hospital after being involved in a head-on collision on the A5 in Markyate.


An 83-year-old man who had his bike stolen was given a new set of wheels by a St Albans charity.


A St Albans mother has tragically passed away just one week after the Herts community made her dream wedding come true.

There is disruption on trains between St Albans City and London St Pancras International due to an “operational incident”.

CountryPhile Zoo Watch

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy