Artist of the Week – Thompson Square!

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This choice was a no-brainer. Everyone knows how much I Love Love Love Thompson Square and I just got word that they are coming here! To my hometown Orangevale, Ca for the Pow-Wow Days Carnival May 18th. I am beyond excited!

Thompson Square is a husband and wife Country Music Duo. In 2010 they were signed to Stoney Creek Records releasing the singles “Let’s Fight” and “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” the same year. Their 2nd single “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”, released July 12, 2010, was the duo’s first #1 hit on the Hot Country Songs chart. T2’s first album, Thompson Square, was released Feb 8th, 2011. The Recording Industry Association of America certified this album double-platinum. It was the 2nd Country Music Album I had bought the day it came out. Not long after the album was released their 3rd single “I Got You” hit Country Radio but peaked at #8 on the CM charts.

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In 2011, T2 won 3 awards and the American Country Awards in Las Vegas, NV. They were nominated for 7 Awards that night including Single by Duo/Group, Single by Breakthrough Artist and Music Video by New Artist which they won with “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not“. They were up against some tough competition so it was a great honor to win even 3 of 7 awards. They were also nominated for 2 CMT awards, 2 CMA awards and an American Music award the same year.

Thompson Square’s 4th single  “Glass“, released Jan 30th, 2012, only reached #15 on the charts. Personally I think both of those singles should have made it to #1 but I am not in charge of everything.

“Glass” is the perfect relationship song if you’re not sure how you two will work out. It’s still a love song but it’s more of a ‘let’s give this a shot’ kinda song. Although not all of these songs made it to #1, they still were top 20 hits. 

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On April 1st, 2012 Keifer and Shawna Thompson won Vocal Duo of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. The same year they were up for 2 Grammy’s, 3 CMT awards including winning Duo Video of the Year for “I Got You”, and 2 CMA’s including winning Vocal Duo of the year. 

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The end of 2012 the Vocal Duo of the Year released their 5th single ”If I Didn’t Have You“. It hit #1 on Country Airplay Charts in May of last year, 2013. S & K Thompson’s 2nd album Just Feels Good was released March 23, 2013. The 2nd single from that album “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” is what really made this Duo a force to be reckoned with. The single reached #4 on Country Airplay charts bringing them their 4th top 10 hit.

Other than their crazy music success, their relationship is something to strive for. I hear a lot of woman say they want relationships and marriages like that of Thompson Square. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t one of those women. 

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