The Shires want to form a supergroup with Little Big Town.

British country duo Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes would love to team up with the US group - who they toured with last year - and have also set their sights on collaborating with Dolly Parton at Glastonbury.

Ben exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''We've always said we would love to sing with Lady Antebellum or maybe we could do a super group with Little Big Town and do some six part harmonies.''

Crissie added: ''To sing with someone like Dolly Parton would be amazing - a dream of ours is to be playing Glastonbury and she comes out and sings a song with us. That would be incredible.''

The pair - who also recently supported The Corrs - will release their second studio album, 'My Universe', on October 7 and the duo took inspiration from Coldplay when they were working on their upcoming record.

Ben added: ''We love playing live and when we were writing the album, after supporting the Corrs and Little Big Town and playing big stadium venues - we wrote songs that we thought could fill out bigger venues on our next tour, songs for people to dance to, to have a great time.

''It's definitely a different kind of writing on the album - like Coldplay their albums got bigger and bigger sound-wise, as they progressed - that's kind of what we've gone for on this album - we just want to keep playing bigger and bigger shows.

''In the years to come, headlining Wembley - that would be amazing. Maybe we could do it like Ed Sheeran - with just the two of us.''

The Shires' new single Beats To Your Rhythm is out now and new album 'My Universe' will be released on 7 October on Decca.