15 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Travelling to Nashville to produce Brave, Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire pair Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle pack plenty of authentic Americana into their debut. “Nashville Grey Skies” pays homage with its slide guitar, “State Lines” namechecks the Mason-Dixon Line and there’s a homey reworking of Kenny & Dolly’s classic “Islands in the Stream”. The tender, delicate love songs (“I Just Wanna Love You”, “Brave”) and playful pop tracks (“All Over Again”, “Friday Night”) ensure this one will entice a broad church. Britain has its own big country hope.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Travelling to Nashville to produce Brave, Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire pair Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle pack plenty of authentic Americana into their debut. “Nashville Grey Skies” pays homage with its slide guitar, “State Lines” namechecks the Mason-Dixon Line and there’s a homey reworking of Kenny & Dolly’s classic “Islands in the Stream”. The tender, delicate love songs (“I Just Wanna Love You”, “Brave”) and playful pop tracks (“All Over Again”, “Friday Night”) ensure this one will entice a broad church. Britain has its own big country hope.

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