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Thompson Square Testing New Waters (11/21/14)
It seems like 2014 has been a year of transition for Thompson Square. The duo released the singles "Testing the Water" and "I Can't Outrun You" to lukewarm response, with both songs failing to dent the US Hot Country Songs chart, and peaking at numbers 55 and 52, respectively, on the Country Airplay Chart.
Since then, the husband-wife duo has been busy changing its game plan while working on their already-in-progress third studio album. It marks the first time they've been able to shut down completely to work on a record, and Keifer Thompson recently said he and wife Shawna are "changing everything up and growing and writing." He noted that their next project is likely to be a big change from anything fans have already heard from Thompson Square.
"Thank goodness we've had two albums and several hits under our belt now," Thompson said in a recent interview. He noted that as artists Thompson Square loves to push boundaries and realizes they can't keep doing the same thing in order to have continued success. That said, they are aware of the risks of venturing into new musical territory, and have enlisted the help of noted Nashville producer (and mega-hitmaker) Dan Huff to guide them.
Along with other big names such as Lady Antebellum, Kacey Musgraves, and Hunter Hayes, Thompson Square recently contributed a track to the Nicolas Sparks penned film "The Best Of Me." The soundtrack was released on October 7th.
Husband-wife duo among country's hot young talent (Updated January 30, 2013)
"Are you gonna kiss me or not?" is normally a question reserved for boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives or significant others. For the duo known as Thompson Square, it happened to be the song title to their very first Number One hit, and first for Stoney Creek Records in the summer of 2010. It's been uphill ever since for the husband-wife combo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, who are blazing a trail among the hot young talent in country music.
The initial meeting of Keifer and Shawna even sounds like a country song. They both relocated to Nashville the same week, met at a singing competition at the Nashville Nightlife and nearly fell in love at first sight. Both briefly pursued solo careers before joining forces as a duo, creating a buzz for more than their music. Shawna's ever-changing hairstyles (Updo? Sideswept? Top Knot?) and Keifer's newsboy cap complimented their 'unconventional' image – something that was left untouched by the label as they worked radio tours and industry circles.
Though Thompson Square's debut single was "Let's Fight," (off the eponymous album released in Feb. 2011) it was the 180° reverse with "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?" that suddenly had them sitting at the top of the charts. They captured the Academy of Country Music award for top Vocal Duo in the spring of 2012, toured with superstar Jason Aldean and were hard at work in the studio making new music the rest of the year.
"Just Feels Good," their sophomore album, is due on March 26, 2013. The lead single, "If I Didn't Have You," is the fastest-rising single of the duo's career, and tells the story of two people who rely on each other to get through the daily trials and tribulations of life. They filmed the music video on January 16, and began the "Dirt Road Diaries Tour" with Luke Bryan the very next day.
Thompson Square Discography
|Album name||Release date|
Top 10 Thompson Square Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not||84,620||35,110|
|2||I Got You||23,899||10,780|
|5||My Kind Of Crazy||5,393||3,231|
|7||All The Way||3,933||2,516|
|8||As Bad As It Gets||3,895||2,490|
|9||Who Loves Who More||3,491||2,309|
|10||I Don't Wanna Miss You||3,195||1,993|
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Thompson Square Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/29/2015 Scottsdale AZ Talking Stick Resort 05/23/2015 Shreveport LA Sam's Town Casino - Shreveport 05/09/2015 Bowling Green KY Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center 05/08/2015 Saint Louis MO River City Casino 05/03/2015 Clearwater FL Coachman Park 04/17/2015 Denver CO National Western Events Center 04/16/2015 Kansas City MO Ameristar Casino 04/10/2015 West Wendover NV Peppermill Concert Hall 04/04/2015 Windsor ON The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor 03/31/2015 Scranton PA Scranton Cultural Center 03/28/2015 Atmore AL Wind Creek Casino 03/24/2015 Sioux Falls SD Denny Sanford Premier Center 03/07/2015 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 02/14/2015 Harrisburg PA State Farm Show Complex 01/31/2015 Quapaw OK The Venue at Downstream Casino 01/30/2015 Anderson IN Hoosier Park Racing and Casino
Thompson Square Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/11/2014 Dallas TX Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill 12/01/2014 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 10/31/2014 Nashville TN Cannery Ballroom 10/29/2014 Minneapolis MN Mill City Nights 10/26/2014 Niagara Falls NY Seneca Events Center 10/24/2014 Detroit MI MotorCity Casino Hotel 10/17/2014 Patchogue NY Patchogue Theatre 10/10/2014 Waco TX Extraco Events Center 10/04/2014 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 10/03/2014 Mobile AL Bayfest 09/27/2014 Lewisville TX Western Days Festival 09/26/2014 Red Rock OK 7 Clans Paradise Casino 09/20/2014 Albuquerque NM Tingley Coliseum 09/19/2014 Tucson AZ Desert Diamond Casino 09/18/2014 Pauma Valley CA Casino Pauma 09/17/2014 Bakersfield CA Kern County Fair Grounds 09/13/2014 Marksville LA Paragon Casino Resort 09/06/2014 Manistee MI Little River Casino 09/05/2014 Northfield OH Hard Rock Rocksino - Northfield Park 08/30/2014 Webster MA Indian Ranch 08/29/2014 Bronx NY Fox and Friends All American Summer Concert Series 08/23/2014 Palmer AK Alaska State Fair Borealis Theatre 08/21/2014 Layton UT Kenley Amphitheater 08/19/2014 Kennewick WA Benton Franklin Fair 08/15/2014 Reno NV Silver Legacy Casino 08/15/2014 Brownsville OR Willamette Country Music Festival Grounds 08/14/2014 Rancho Cucamonga CA Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill 08/10/2014 Winnipeg MB Investors Group Field 08/09/2014 Detroit Lakes MN Soo Pass Ranch 08/08/2014 Prairie du Chien WI Country on the River Prairie du Chien 08/07/2014 Sikeston MO Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo 08/02/2014 Rock Springs WY Sweetwater County Events Complex 08/01/2014 Denver CO Grizzly Rose 07/31/2014 Pueblo CO Memorial Hall - Pueblo 07/27/2014 Dodge City KS United Wireless Arena 07/26/2014 Kearney MO Kearney Amphitheater 07/20/2014 Cincinnati OH Sawyer Point 07/20/2014 Cincinnati OH Bunbury Music Festival 07/19/2014 Fredericksburg VA Celebrate Virginia Live 07/18/2014 Solomons MD Calvert Marine Museum 07/18/2014 Cincinnati OH Sawyer Point 07/18/2014 Cincinnati OH Sawyer Point 07/10/2014 Grand Island NE Heartland Events Center 07/09/2014 Deadwood SD Deadwood Mountain Grand 07/05/2014 Milwaukee WI BMO Harris Pavilion 07/03/2014 St. Louis MO Saint Louis Art Museum 06/27/2014 Robinsonville MS Horseshoe Casino 06/21/2014 Hot Springs National Park AR Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs 06/18/2014 Gaylord MI Otsego County Fairgrounds 06/15/2014 Hunter NY Hunter Mountain 06/14/2014 Frankfort NY Herkimer County Fairgrounds 06/13/2014 Hunter NY Hunter Mountain 06/13/2014 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Wolf Den 06/12/2014 Lancaster PA American Music Theatre 06/07/2014 Oklahoma City OK Frontier City 06/06/2014 Loveland CO Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre 05/24/2014 Simpsonville SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park 05/23/2014 Charlotte NC Food Lion Speed Street 05/17/2014 Auburn WA Auburn Performing Arts Center 05/16/2014 Airway Heights WA Northern Quest Resort & Casino 05/03/2014 Midland TX Midland County Horseshoe 04/24/2014 Charleston IL Lantz Arena 04/19/2014 Fort Worth TX Billy Bob's Texas 04/18/2014 Wichita KS Charles Koch Arena 04/11/2014 San Diego CA Miramar Marine Corps Air Station 04/03/2014 Kansas City MO Uptown Theater 03/04/2014 Austin TX Travis County Expo Center 03/04/2014 Austin TX Travis County Expo Center 03/02/2014 Plant City FL Florida Strawberry Festival 03/01/2014 Kansas City MO Uptown Theater 02/22/2014 Michigan City IN Blue Chip Casino 02/21/2014 Silver Spring MD The Fillmore Silver Spring 02/12/2014 Las Vegas NV Silverton Casino 02/10/2014 Friant CA Table Mountain Casino 02/08/2014 Lincoln City OR Chinook Winds Casino 02/07/2014 Lincoln City OR Chinook Winds Casino 02/06/2014 Jackson CA Jackson Rancheria Hotel & Casino
Thompson Square Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/16/2013 Tacoma WA Hotel Murano 11/23/2013 Durham NC Durham Performing Arts Center 11/10/2013 Norman OK Riverwind Casino 11/09/2013 Arlington TX Globe Life Park 11/08/2013 San Antonio TX Cowboys Dance Hall 11/02/2013 Salamanca NY Seneca Allegany Casino 11/01/2013 Atlantic City NJ Harrah'S Resort Atlantic City 10/26/2013 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 10/25/2013 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 10/24/2013 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 10/18/2013 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 10/17/2013 North Little Rock AR Verizon Arena 10/12/2013 Perry GA Reaves Arena 10/05/2013 Biloxi MS IP Casino Resort and Spa 09/28/2013 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 09/27/2013 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 09/26/2013 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 09/22/2013 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 09/21/2013 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 09/20/2013 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 09/14/2013 Tulsa OK BOK Center 09/12/2013 Wichita KS INTRUST Bank Arena 09/12/2013 Kansas City KS Sporting Park 09/07/2013 Farmingville NY Pennysaver Amphitheater 08/31/2013 Bangor ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion 08/30/2013 Allentown PA Allentown Fairgrounds 08/29/2013 Syracuse NY NY State Fair 08/25/2013 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 08/24/2013 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/23/2013 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts 08/20/2013 Comstock Park MI Fifth Third Ballpark 08/18/2013 Lima OH Allen County Fairgrounds 08/17/2013 Beaver Dam WI Dodge Country Fairgrounds 08/16/2013 Springfield IL Illinois State Fairgrounds 08/15/2013 Lewisburg WV West Virginia State Fair 08/11/2013 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 08/10/2013 Irvine CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 08/09/2013 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 08/08/2013 Wheatland CA Toyota Amphitheatre 08/03/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 08/02/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 08/02/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 07/30/2013 Great Falls MT Four Seasons Arena 07/27/2013 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 07/26/2013 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 07/24/2013 Cheyenne WY Cheyenne Frontier Days 07/21/2013 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 07/14/2013 Atlanta GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 07/13/2013 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 07/12/2013 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 07/11/2013 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 07/06/2013 Washington DC Nationals Park 07/05/2013 Hoffman Estates IL Sears Centre Arena 07/03/2013 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 06/29/2013 Dauphin MB Dauphins Countryfest Grounds 06/28/2013 Fargo ND The Venue at the Hub 06/27/2013 Dauphin MB Dauphins Countryfest Grounds 06/23/2013 Allison IA Butler County Fairgrounds 06/22/2013 Allison IA Butler County Fairgrounds 06/19/2013 Allison IA Butler County Fairgrounds 06/18/2013 Allison IA Butler County Fairgrounds 06/15/2013 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 06/14/2013 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 06/13/2013 Peoria IL Peoria Civic Center 06/07/2013 Louisville KY 4th Street Live 06/06/2013 Ozark AR Mulberry Mountain 06/06/2013 Ozark AR Mulberry Mountain 06/02/2013 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 06/01/2013 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 05/31/2013 Hartford CT Xfinity Theatre 05/30/2013 Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center 05/29/2013 Glen Allen VA Innsbrook After Hours at Snagajob Pavilion 05/28/2013 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 05/25/2013 Baton Rouge LA LSU Tiger Stadium 05/24/2013 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 05/23/2013 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 05/18/2013 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 05/17/2013 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 05/11/2013 Atlanta GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 05/10/2013 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 05/03/2013 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 05/02/2013 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 04/26/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/13/2013 Bonita Springs FL Riverside Park 04/11/2013 Dothan AL National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds 03/27/2013 Chicago IL Joe'S Bar 03/23/2013 Charlottesville VA John Paul Jones Arena 03/22/2013 Fayetteville NC Crown Complex 03/21/2013 Florence SC Florence Civic Center 03/14/2013 Orange Beach AL The Wharf 03/10/2013 Deadwood SD Deadwood Mountain Grand 03/09/2013 New Town ND 4 Bears Casino And Lodge 03/08/2013 Mahnomen MN Shooting Star Casino 03/02/2013 Moline IL i wireless Center 03/01/2013 Sioux City IA Tyson Events Center 02/23/2013 Columbia MO Mizzou Arena 02/22/2013 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 02/21/2013 Fort Wayne IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 02/18/2013 Bloomington IL US Cellular Coliseum 02/17/2013 Bloomington IL US Cellular Coliseum 02/16/2013 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 02/15/2013 Toledo OH Huntington Center 02/14/2013 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 02/09/2013 Charleston WV Charleston Civic Center 02/08/2013 University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center 02/07/2013 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 01/27/2013 Pembroke Pines FL C.B. Smith Park 01/26/2013 Orlando FL Amway Center 01/25/2013 Estero FL Germain Arena 01/19/2013 Southaven MS Landers Center 01/18/2013 Huntsville AL Von Braun Center Arena 01/11/2013 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium
Thompson Square Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 10/27/2012 Thibodaux LA The Fireman's Fairgrounds 10/25/2012 Columbia MO Whiskey Wild Saloon 10/20/2012 Fort Wayne IN Pieres 10/19/2012 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection 10/18/2012 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater 10/14/2012 Maryville TN Theater in the Park Maryville 10/06/2012 Montgomery AL Alabama National Fair 10/05/2012 Biloxi MS Hard Rock Live Biloxi 10/04/2012 Fort Walton Beach FL The Block 10/03/2012 Jackson MS Mississippi State Fair 09/30/2012 Duluth MN DECC Arena 09/29/2012 Wisconsin Dells WI Crystal Grand Music Theatre 09/22/2012 Honolulu HI Blaisdell Arena 09/21/2012 Indianapolis IN 8 Seconds Saloon 09/20/2012 St Louis Park MN Toby Keiths I Love This Bar and Grill St Louis Park 09/19/2012 Wisconsin Dells WI Crystal Grand Music Theatre 09/15/2012 Akron NY Braun's Concert Cove 09/14/2012 Mansfield PA Decker Gymnasium 09/13/2012 Foxborough MA Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill 09/07/2012 Chicago IL Joe'S Bar 09/06/2012 Royal Oak MI Royal Oak Music Theatre 09/04/2012 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 08/29/2012 Du Quoin IL Duquoin State Fair 08/25/2012 Pueblo CO Colorado State Fair 08/21/2012 Meadville PA Crawford County Fairgrounds 08/05/2012 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 08/03/2012 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 07/22/2012 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 07/19/2012 Wichita KS The Cotillion 07/14/2012 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 07/13/2012 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 07/07/2012 Albany NY Times Union Center 06/29/2012 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 06/27/2012 North Little Rock AR Verizon Arena 06/24/2012 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 06/23/2012 Greenville SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena 06/21/2012 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 06/19/2012 Oshkosh WI Country USA Fairgrounds 06/16/2012 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 06/13/2012 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts 06/13/2012 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts 06/10/2012 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 06/09/2012 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 06/08/2012 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 06/07/2012 Nashville TN Wildhorse Saloon 06/02/2012 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 06/02/2012 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 06/01/2012 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 06/01/2012 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 05/31/2012 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 05/25/2012 Durant OK Choctaw Casino 05/20/2012 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 05/20/2012 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 05/19/2012 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 05/19/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 05/19/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 05/18/2012 Hartford CT Xfinity Theatre 05/18/2012 Hartford CT Xfinity Theatre 05/18/2012 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 05/12/2012 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 05/12/2012 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 05/11/2012 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 05/11/2012 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 05/08/2012 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 04/28/2012 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 04/27/2012 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 04/26/2012 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 04/20/2012 Biloxi MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum 04/14/2012 Florence AZ Country Thunder Fairgrounds Florence 04/13/2012 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 04/10/2012 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 03/29/2012 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 03/27/2012 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 03/24/2012 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 03/24/2012 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 03/23/2012 San Jose CA SAP Center 03/21/2012 Eugene OR Matthew Knight Arena 03/19/2012 Vancouver BC Pacific Coliseum 03/17/2012 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 03/16/2012 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 03/07/2012 Buffalo NY University At Buffalo Center for the Arts 03/02/2012 New Orleans LA UNO Lakefront Arena 01/28/2012 Des Moines IA Wells Fargo Arena 01/20/2012 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium
Thompson Square Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/31/2011 Foxboro MA Showcase Live 12/31/2011 Foxboro MA Showcase Live 12/02/2011 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 11/05/2011 DeKalb IL NIU Convocation Center 11/01/2011 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 09/20/2011 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 09/10/2011 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 08/27/2011 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/27/2011 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 08/25/2011 Scranton PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain 08/20/2011 Louisville KY Freedom Hall 07/03/2011 Cherokee NC Harrah's Cherokee Resort Event Center