Ward Thomas

Ward Thomas

Ward Thomas are a British country music duo from Hampshire. Twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas, Ward Thomas made chart history when their second album, ‘Cartwheels’ became the first country record by a British act ever to top the U.K. album chart. Born in 1994 and brought up on a farm in rural Hampshire, the girls attended a local convent school and were turned on to country music as teenagers when a friend played them the Dixie Chicks. Both talented singers and instrumentalists, they started writing together while in the sixth form, bringing a uniquely British perspective to the genre.

In 2016 they signed to Sony for the release of their second album and while parts of the album, particularly the gorgeous title track, stayed true to the traditionalist sound of their debut, it often strayed significantly from country. Ward Thomas’ songwriting knack was undiminished, however, and the British public voted with their wallets, sending the album to number one and officially making Ward Thomas the most successful British country act ever. The duo’s third album, Restless Minds, followed in 2019 and saw them move even farther away from traditional country toward the electro-pop-rock sound of artists like Taylor Swift.

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