Thompson Square

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Thompson Square
Thompson Square band.jpg
Thompson Square in 2011
Background information
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country
Years active 2002–present
Labels Stoney Creek
Associated acts David Lee Murphy
New Voice Entertainment
Members Keifer Thompson
Shawna Thompson

Thompson Square is an American country music duo composed of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson. They signed to Stoney Creek Records, a sister label of Broken Bow Records, in January 2010. The duo has released two albums, which have produced a combined eight chart singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. Of these singles, two — "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" and "If I Didn't Have You" — reached number 1.

Musical career[edit]

Keifer Thompson was born and raised in Miami, Oklahoma. His father is Darien Thompson. He met Shawna, a native of Chatom, Alabama, at a singing competition in Nashville, Tennessee. The two worked as solo artists before deciding to form a duo.[1] In 2007, they sang backing vocals on Ty Herndon's Right About Now.[2]

2010-2012: Thompson Square[edit]

Thompson Square signed to Stoney Creek Records, a division of Broken Bow Records, in January 2010.[3] The duo released their debut single "Let's Fight" in mid-2010. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the single four-and-a-half-stars out of five, with his review calling it "one of the catchiest, best-written singles of the 2010 summer season so far."[4] The song debuted on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending June 5, 2010.[5]

Thompson Square perform "If I Didn't Have You."

On July 12, 2010, the duo released their second single, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not." David Lee Murphy co-wrote it with Jim Collins. It became the duo's first number one single on the Hot Country Songs chart and has been certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The duo's self-titled debut album was released on February 8, 2011. It was produced by New Voice Entertainment, a production team which includes members of labelmate Jason Aldean's road band.[6] A third single, "I Got You," was released May 9, 2011 and reached a peak of number 8 on the country charts. Thompson Square wrote this song with Jason Sellers and Paul Jenkins. Their fourth fourth single, "Glass", written by Ross Copperman and Jon Nite, was released on January 30, 2012. It peaked at number 15.

On April 1, 2012 they were recognized as Top Vocal Duo at the Academy of Country Music Awards.[7]

2012-2014: Just Feels Good[edit]

Thompson Square's fifth single, "If I Didn't Have You", made its chart debut in late 2012 and reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in May 2013. The duo wrote this song with Sellers and Jenkins. It is the lead single to their second Stoney Creek album, Just Feels Good, released on March 26, 2013. The album's second single, "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About", was released to country radio on June 10, 2013. Thompson Square and Murphy wrote this song with Brett James, and in early 2014, it became the duo's fourth Top 10 hit. The album's third single, "Testing the Water", was released to country radio on April 21, 2014. The album's fourth single, "I Can't Outrun You", was released to country radio on June 23, 2014.

The duo won the 2013 Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[9]
US
[10]
US
Indie

[11]
Thompson Square 3 15 3
Just Feels Good
  • Release date: March 26, 2013[13]
  • Label: Stoney Creek Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
4 13 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[15]
US Country Airplay
[16]
US
[17]
CAN Country
[18]
CAN
[19]
2008 "Not Far Enough"[20] N/A
2010 "Let's Fight" 58 Thompson Square
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" 1 32 50
2011 "I Got You" 8 68
2012 "Glass" 15 84
"If I Didn't Have You" 7 1 49 14 70 Just Feels Good
2013 "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About" 15 4 69 11 72
2014 "Testing the Water" 55
"I Can't Outrun You" 52
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2010 "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"[23] Wes Edwards
2011 "I Got You"[24]
"I Got You" (live)[25] Eric Jensen
2012 "Glass"[26] Roman White
"Glass" (version T2)[27] Wes Edwards
2013 "If I Didn't Have You"[28] Brian Lazzaro
"Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About"[29] Chris Hicky

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2011 CMT Music Awards Duo Video of the Year — "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"[30] Nominated
USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year — "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"[30] Nominated
Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year[31] Nominated
Vocal Duo of the Year[31] Nominated
American Music Awards Sprint New Artist of the Year Nominated
American Country Awards New Artist of the Year Nominated
Single of the Year — "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" Nominated
Single by a Duo/Group — "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" Won
Single by a Breakthrough Artist — "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" Won
Music Video of the Year — "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" Nominated
Music Video by a New Artist — "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" Won
Music Video by a Duo/Group/Collaboration — "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" Nominated
2012 54th Grammy Awards Best Country Duo/Group Performance — "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" Nominated
Best Country Song — "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" Nominated
Academy of Country Music Awards Top Vocal Duo Won
CMT Music Awards Duo Video of the Year - "I Got You" Won
Duo Video of the Year - "Glass" Nominated
USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year - "I Got You" Nominated
Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year Nominated
Vocal Duo of the Year Won
2013 Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Vocal Duo/Group Nominated
Top Vocal Duo Won
CMT Music Awards Duo Video of the Year - "If I Didn't Have You" Nominated
2014 Duo Video of the Year - "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About" Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Thompson Square biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Right About Now (CD booklet). Ty Herndon. Titan Records. 2006. 
  3. ^ Skates, Sarah (21 January 2010). "Stoney Creek adds Thompson Square". Music Row. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (15 May 2010). "Thompson Square — "Let's Fight"". Roughstock. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Morris, Edward (29 May 2010). "Once Again, Lady Antebellum and Chris Young Are Chart Champs". CMT. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Bjorke, Matt (25 January 2011). "New Artist Spotlight: Thompson Square". Roughstock. Retrieved January 31, 2011. 
  7. ^ Winners search results. Academy of Country Music. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  8. ^ Moraski, Lauren. "ACM Awards 2013: Eric Church, Miranda Lambert among winners". Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Thompson Square Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Thompson Square Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Thompson Square Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  12. ^ "The Country Boys Continue to Dominate the Charts". Roughstock. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Thompson Square: Facebook". Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  14. ^ http://www.roughstock.com/blog/country-album-chart-news-for-april-3-2013-blake-shelton-s-story-debuts-at-1-alan-jackson-memories-2
  15. ^ "Thompson Square Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Thompson Square Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Thompson Square Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Thompson Square Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not - Thompson Square". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  20. ^ http://www.roughstock.com/blog/thompson-square-not-far-enough
  21. ^ "American single certifications – Thompson Square – Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  22. ^ "American single certifications – Thompson Square – If I Didn't Have You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  23. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thompson Square : Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  24. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thompson Square : I Got You". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 22, 2011. 
  25. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thompson Square : I Got You (Live)". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 26, 2011. 
  26. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thompson Square : Glass". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  27. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thompson Square : Glass (Version T2)". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  28. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thompson Square : If I Didn't Have You". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  29. ^ "CMT : Videos : Thompson Square : Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  30. ^ a b "It's Jason Aldean's Kinda Party: Leads CMT Music Awards Nominations". Roughstock. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  31. ^ a b "CMT : News : Four Artists Tied as Top CMA Nominees". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 

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