Thompson Square in 2011
|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Labels||Stoney Creek, T2, Reviver|
Thompson Square is an American country music duo composed of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson, both of whom alternate as vocalists. They signed to Stoney Creek Records, a sister label of Broken Bow Records, in January 2010. The duo has released three albums, which have produced a combined ten 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.
Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as American folk music and blues.
Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.
Country Airplay is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States since January 20, 1990.
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.In 2007, they sang backing vocals on Ty Herndon's Right About Now .
Miami is a city in and county seat of Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States, founded in 1891. Lead and zinc mining established by 1918, caused it to boom. It is the capital of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, after which it is named, the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma, Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma, Peoria Tribe of Indians and Shawnee Tribe. As of the 2010 census, it had 13,570 inhabitants, a one percent decline since 2000.
Chatom is a town in Washington County, Alabama, United States. It incorporated in 1949. Chatom is the county seat of Washington County, holding the distinction since 1907. The town's population was 1,288 as of the 2010 United States Census, up from 1,193 in 2000.
Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Davidson County and is located on the Cumberland River. The city's population ranks 24th in the U.S. According to 2018 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the total consolidated city-county population stood at 692,587. The "balance" population, which excludes semi-independent municipalities within Davidson County, was 669,053 in 2018.
Thompson Square signed to Stoney Creek Records, a division of Broken Bow Records, in January 2010.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." The song debuted on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending June 5, 2010.
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.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 single, "Glass", written by Ross Copperman and Jon Nite, was released on January 30, 2012. It peaked at number 15.
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" is a song written by Jim Collins and David Lee Murphy, and recorded by American country music duo Thompson Square. It was released in July 2010 as the second single from their self-titled debut album, which was released on February 8, 2011. The song has been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA. On November 30, the band received two nominations in 54th Grammy Awards for the song in Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song but lost to "Barton Hollow" by The Civil Wars and "Mean" by Taylor Swift, respectively.
David Lee Murphy is an American country music singer and songwriter. He is best known for his #1 country hits "Dust on the Bottle" and "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", as well as the hit songs "Party Crowd", "Out with a Bang", "Every Time I Get Around You", "The Road You Leave Behind", and "Loco". He has released five solo studio albums: Out with a Bang (1994), Gettin' Out the Good Stuff (1996), We Can't All Be Angels (1997), Tryin' to Get There (2004), and No Zip Code (2018). His songs "Just Once" and "We Can't All Be Angels" appeared on the soundtracks of the films 8 Seconds (1994) and Black Dog (1998), respectively.
Jim Collins is an American country music singer-songwriter. Between 1985 and 1998, Collins released three studio albums. He also charted seven singles on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. His highest charting single, "The Next Step," peaked at No. 55 in 1997.
On April 1, 2012 they were recognized as Top Vocal Duo at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Academy of Country Music Awards, also known as the ACM Awards, were first held in 1966, honoring the industry's accomplishments during the previous year. It was the first country music awards program held by a major organization. The Academy's signature "hat" trophy was first created in 1968. The awards were first televised in 1972 on ABC. In 1979, the Academy joined with Dick Clark Productions to produce the show. Dick Clark and Al Schwartz served as producers while Gene Weed served as director. Under their guidance, the show moved to NBC and finally to CBS, where it remains today.
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 served as the lead single to their second Stoney Creek album, Just Feels Good , which was 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, although after only two months, "I Can't Outrun You", was released as the fourth single on June 23, 2014, and neither made the Top 40.
"If I Didn't Have You" is a song recorded by American country music duo Thompson Square. It was released in October 2012 as the first single from their album Just Feels Good. The song was written by the duo's Keifer and Shawna Thompson with Jason Sellers and Paul Jenkins.
Just Feels Good is the second album by American country music duo Thompson Square. It was released on March 26, 2013 via Stoney Creek Records. As with their first album, it was produced by New Voice Entertainment.
"Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About" is a song by country music duo Thompson Square. The song is the duo's sixth single release overall, and the second from their second studio album, Just Feels Good. Both members of the duo wrote the song with David Lee Murphy and Brett James.
The duo won the 2013 Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year.
Thompson Square's first single in nearly a year, "Trans Am," was released in March 2015.It peaked at number 44 on the Country Airplay charts. On August 4, 2015, the duo revealed they were expecting their first child, due in January. Their son, Rigney Cooper, was born in January 2016. The duo decided to leave Stoney Creek in 2016 after poor performance of singles.
In 2018, they self-released their third album, Masterpiece .In March 2019, Thompson Square signed a recording deal with Reviver Entertainment, and the title track from their third album will be released on July 22, 2019 as its first single.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Sales|
| US Country || US || US|
|Just Feels Good||4||13||1|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|| Certifications |
| US Country || US Country Airplay || US || CAN Country || CAN |
|2008||"Not Far Enough"||—||—||—||—||—||N/A|
|2010||"Let's Fight"||58||—||—||—||—||Thompson Square|
|"Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"||1||—||32||1||50|
|2011||"I Got You"||8||—||68||12||—|
|"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||—||—||—|
|2016||"You Make It Look So Good"||—||48||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2010||"Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"||Wes Edwards|
|2011||"I Got You"|
|"I Got You" (live)||Eric Jensen|
|"Glass" (version T2)||Wes Edwards|
|2013||"If I Didn't Have You"||Brian Lazzaro|
|"Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About"||Chris Hicky|
|2015||"Trans Am"||Wes Edwards|
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