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Apr
22

This week, Thompson Square released their single “Testing the Water” to Country Radio.
The fun-filled, frolicking splasher embodies the carefree sound and spirit of summer in the “holler,” including a memorable, double-entendre hook soon to become an anthem at swimming holes everywhere.

“Testing the Water,” written by hit songwriters Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Hillary Lindsey, is the third single from JUST FEELS GOOD, and the follow-up to “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About.”

“Testing the Water” is available on iTunes now: http://smarturl.it/T2TestingtheWater

Watch the official lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkK4L20hh6Q

Mar
20

Broken Bow Records is pleased to announce the April 1st release of a star-studded tribute compilation honoring one of the greatest Country music icons of our time – Merle Haggard. Additionally, the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Merle Haggard, will be honored with the Crystal Milestone Award at the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS to commemorate Haggard’s prolific 50 years in country music. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6 (8:00 PM-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Merle Haggard became the ACM’s first Entertainer of the Year when the award was presented for 1970. That win marked the Academy’s first Triple Crown achievement, as Haggard had already accepted the Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year award for 1965 and the first of six Male Vocalist of the Year awards the following year. Two of his most celebrated songs have also collected Single Record and Song of the Year awards from the ACM: “Okie From Muskogee” (1969) and “Are the Good Times Really Over” (1982). A winner of the ACM Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award and Poet’s Award, Haggard joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. In 2014, he will celebrate the milestone of 50 years in country music.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Gayle Holcomb, Jennifer Nettles and Taylor Swift.

The musical celebration, WORKING MAN’S POET: A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD, features brand new covers of some of the living legend’s biggest hits, recorded by some of the hottest stars in Country music today. The album includes performances by: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kristy Lee Cook, Ben Haggard, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Parmalee, Thompson Square and James Wesley.

WORKING MAN’S POET: A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD

Official Track Listing:

1. Misery And Gin (performed by Randy Houser)
2. Footlights (performed by Joe Nichols)
3. Going Where The Lonely Go (performed by Jason Aldean)
4. Today I Started Loving You Again (performed by Kristy Lee Cook)
5. Carolyn (performed by Toby Keith)
6. Pancho And Lefty (performed by Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley)
7. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down (* performed by Garth Brooks)
8. You Take Me For Granted (performed by Thompson Square)
9. Mama Tried (performed by Ben Haggard)
10. That’s The Way Love Goes (performed by Dustin Lynch)
11. Make Up and Faded Blue Jeans (performed by Jake Owen)
12. I’m A Lonesome Fugitive (performed by James Wesley)
13. Workin’ Man Blues (performed by Parmalee)
14. Are The Good Times Really Over (performed by Jason Aldean)
15. Let’s Chase Each Other Around The Room (performed by Thompson Square)
16. I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink (performed by Dustin Lynch)
17. The Fightin’ Side Of Me (performed by James Wesley)
18. My Favorite Memory (performed by Joe Nichols)
19. Ramblin’ Fever (performed by Randy Houser)
20. Sing Me Back Home (performed by Ben Haggard)
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The album will be available both in select stores and digitally on Tuesday, April 1st.

Feb
06

Reigning ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” Thompson Square’s 2014 Just Feels Good Tour Kicks Off Today in Jackson, CA

THOMPSON SQUARE’S “EVERYTHING I SHOULDN’T BE THINKING ABOUT” SOARS INTO TOP 10 AT COUNTRY RADIO

CMT HOT 20 Countdown Gives Sneak Peek Behind-the Scenes of 2014 ACM Nominee’s New Tour Saturday, February 8th at 11 am ET/ 10 am CT

NASHVILLE, TN (February 6, 2014) – Two-time reigning ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” Thompson Square kicks off its 2014 Just Feels Good Tour tonight in Jackson, CA.

The cross-country tour promises to be a treat for fans. While the completely re-worked show includes 86 moving lights and 18 individual high-definition video screens, the duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson have also managed to create an intimate, interactive concert experience for their fans.

“I don’t think we’ve been this pumped since we’ve been in Nashville.  We’ve had some great opportunities over the past couple of years to be on three major tours.  Each tour was amazing and we’re grateful to have been a part of them all, but this year we just want to do our own thing and get back to a one show, one band and one great crowd kind of mind set,” says Keifer Thompson. 

“We also wanted to showcase more songs off our sophomore album ‘Just Feels Good.’  We made this record for our fans and want to show them our live interpretation of these songs that were so carefully chosen for our second album.  We have a lot of surprises and have worked very hard to make this our best tour to-date.  We can’t wait to see you on the road this year on the Just Feels Good Tour!  You won't want to miss it,” says Shawna Thompson.

The 2014 Just Feels Good Tour kicks off as the ACM and CMA winning duo’s latest hit “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” soars into the Top 10 at country radio this week.  The second single from the duo’s current album, JUST FEELS GOOD, is the follow-up to the #1 smash “If I Didn’t Have You.”

This weekend, CMT Hot 20 Countdown will go behind-the-scenes with Thompson Square at the husband/wife duo’s final rehearsal from a top-secret location in Nashville, giving fans an intimate glimpse into Keifer and Shawna Thompson’s preparations before hitting the road.  The episode will premiere this Saturday, Feb. 8th at 11:00 AM ET/ 10:00 AM CT.

2014 Just Feels Good Tour dates include:
DATE — CITY — VENUE
2/6/14 Jackson, CA - Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel  
2/7/14 Lincoln City, OR - Chinook Winds Casino
2/8/14 Lincoln City, OR - Chinook Winds Casino
2/10/14 Friant, CA - Table Mountain Casino
2/12/14 Las Vegas, NV - Silverton Casino
2/22/14 Michigan City, IN - Stardust Event Center
3/1/14 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
3/2/14 Plant City, FL - Florida Strawberry Festival
3/4/14 Austin, TX - Rodeo Austin
4/10/14 Florence, AZ - Country Thunder
6/12/14 Lancaster, PA - American Music Theater
6/15/14 Hunter Mountain, NY - Taste of Country Music Festival
6/21/14 Hot Springs, AR - Timberwood Amphitheater
7/24/14 Twin Lakes, WI - Country Thunder
8/09/14 Detroit Lakes, MN - WE Fest
8/16/14 Brownsville, OR - The Williamette Country Music Festival

More dates are being added to the 2014 Just Feels Good Tour.  Visit http://www.thompsonsquare.com for the latest news and dates.  #JustFeelsGoodTour

ABOUT THOMPSON SQUARE
With two #1 smash singles, five Top 15 hits, seven awards and over 25 nominations (including 2 GRAMMY as well as American Music Award and Teen Choice Award nods), Thompson Square is one of today’s hottest Country music acts.

The husband/wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson (married 14 years) made music history when it earned awards from both the ACM and CMA for “Vocal Duo of the Year” in 2012.  Thompson Square was awarded its second consecutive ACM Award for “Vocal Duo of the Year” in April 2013.

Thompson Square’s breakthrough hit “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” has surpassed two million in sales, was the #1 Digital Soundscan Single for 5 weeks straight, the #1 Country Ringtone for 12 consecutive weeks and the Most Played Song at Country Radio in 2011 (Mediabase). Thompson Square followed that success with the award winning hit, “I Got You,” and critically-acclaimed “Glass.”  Thompson Square’s star continues to rise in 2013 with the #1 GOLD selling heart-tugger “If I Didn’t Have You” and its current Top 10 hit, “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” both from the duo’s current album, JUST FEELS GOOD.

THOMPSON SQUARE LINKS:

#JustFeelsGoodTour

TWITTER:  @thompsonsquare

http://www.facebook.com/thompsonsquare
http://youtube.com/thompsonsquare
http://instagram.com/thompsonsquare
http://www.thompsonsquare.com
 
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(photo from Thompson Square tour rehearsal behind-the-scenes in Nashville/ Courtesy of Dashboard Media)

Dec
16

Aspiring singer-songwriter Daisy Mallory was treated to the surprise of a lifetime when award-winning country music duo Thompson Square selected her as a “Voice Worth Hearing” for their new multi-media campaign with Luden’s®, the soothing throat drop loved by voices everywhere.

Keifer and Shawna surprised Mallory at a rehearsal session in a Nashville recording studio. Mallory was under the impression that she was part of a new project featuring up and coming musicians like herself. The surprise didn’t end there, as Thompson Square then invited the 20-year-old to perform in a private show with them at The Wheel in Nashville, Tenn., the venue where Kiefer and Shawna worked side-by-side as bartenders before signing to Stoney Creek Records.

“When somebody has a great voice, you know it within the first few seconds of the song because they make it their own,” said Keifer. “Shawna and I knew Daisy’s voice was worth hearing from the moment she sang. Her presence and ambition are well beyond her years, and we could not be more excited to share her talents with our fans as she continues in her career.”

Mallory started writing songs and playing the guitar at the age of nine and has been performing live since she was 12-years-old in her hometown of Cave Creek, Ariz. In 2010, Mallory moved to Nashville to pursue her passion for country music full-time.

"I am a huge fan of Thompson Square, and as you can imagine I was incredibly surprised when Keifer and Shawna walked into the studio,” said Mallory. “Knowing that they saw my video and chose me to be part of the ‘Voices Worth Hearing’ campaign was exciting and humbling. There are so many amazing voices out there, and I can’t believe they chose mine. I’m so grateful to Shawna, Kiefer, Luden’s and everyone else who made this experience possible. It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Luden’s®, the soothing throat drop loved by voices everywhere, is partnering with country music duo Thompson Square on its “Voices Worth Hearing” campaign. Together, Luden’s® and Thompson Square will create exclusive new videos and other content celebrating voices worth hearing for Facebook and other digital channels, giving fans a unique peek behind the scenes of the music world. Luden’s will release a video documenting Daisy’s rehearsals and performance with Thompson Square as part of the campaign.

For more information about Luden’s® soothing throat drops visit www.ludens.com.

Nov
20

Thompson Square will be presenting at the American Country Awards (ACA's) on Tuesday December 10th, on FOX. The awards take place from Las Vegas, and will be televised at 8:00/7:00c PM

For more information visit: http://theacas.com