Thompson Square Break from Tour to Aid Santa Train Charity. Thompson Square took a break from performing to give back! The husband and wife duo who recently performed on the 2011 CMA Awards, spent time on Saturday, November 19th working on the 69th Annual CSX Santa Train, and gave a helping hand by handing out 15 tons of toys to children and families in the coal mining towns in and around the Appalachian Mountains throughout Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. They were 2 out of over 100 volunteers who traveled aboard the train covering 110 miles between 5:30am and 3pm. The charity train ride concluded in Kingsport, TN where the duo ended the day with a performance. You can check out Thompson Square’s CMA Performance of “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” Below. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kOJjaqar_A]
Thompson Square Do Their Part In Helping With The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Third Annual Josie’s Birthday Bash benefit concert will take place at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville on Wednesday, November 16. Thompson Square and friends will perform to raise funds and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The concert will take place from 7:30-10:00pm. “Shawna and I know firsthand how much Josie’s family has to go through in coping with this debilitating disease. We just want to do as much as we can to help little Josie and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We’re really blessed to be in a position where we can try to make a difference.” – Keifer Thompson Along with the concert, there will be a silent auction with a collection of notable memorabilia on hand to bid for, and doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets will go on sale October 15 at www.wildhorsesaloon.com . General admission will begin at $17.50, reserved seating $45, and VIP $100. There will be more performers announced within the next few weeks, so keep a look out!
Thompson Square Performs on FOX & Friends on Their Way to CMA Fest. The popular husband and wife duo, Thompson Square, will be performing their most recent single, “I Got You” in a special performance on FOX & Friends “All American Concert Series” this Friday, June 3rd at 8am EST. “I Got You” is the follow up single to Thompson Square’s wildly popular “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not“. This performance marks the calm before the storm for the duo as they head to Nashville next week for a whirlwind of performances and appearances! They will be attending the 2011 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, June 8th as they are nominated in the USA Weekend Breakthrough of the Year and Duo of the Year categories. Fan voting is still open! So, make your voice heard by clicking here. Additionally, they will be making an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry and signing at both the CMT and GAC booths during the CMA Music Festival. Thompson Square is gearing up for a summer as busy as next week since they will be opening on Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party tour with their first performance at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI July 8th. If you haven’t had a chance yet, go ahead and check out the video for “I Got You” now! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5yNYMp7DPQ]
Predictions for the CMT Music Awards, Who’s It Gonna’ Be? Yesterday the nominees for the 2011 CMT Music Awards were announced. This is always an exciting time of the year for the artists and fans. People always say they are honored just to be nominated, but let’s get real…all the nominees want that CMT Belt Buckle in their trophy case! Let’s just go ahead and jump on in! Video of the Year is THE award of the night. The nominees are not limited to males or females, solo artists, duets, or groups; it is simply the best videos out there. It’s hard to tell who will come out on top, but I’m going to give it a shot! “Colder Weather” could possibly be my favorite song right now, but it will have a hard time competing with videos that have been out a lot longer. The obvious front runners for this category are “The House That Built Me”, “My Kinda Party“, “Mine“, and “If I Die Young” because they did so well on the charts. “The Boys of Fall“, “Hello World“, “Stuck Like Glue“, “Why Wait” and “Undo It” each give us a story along with the lyrics that can’t be ignored. If it was up to me Kenny Chesney would be the winner, “The Boys of Fall” was a great video that deserves recognition. It went above and beyond and had that certain something that the others just didn’t. Male Video of the Year, just like all the other categories, is a tough one. “Bullets in the Gun” puts us in the moment and “Without You” shows us a personal side to Keith Urban. “The Boys of Fall” and “My Kinda Party” are sure to put some competition in this all male category, but to say that I would want anyone to win over Blake Shelton would be a lie. He is a funny guy who is great at turning on a more serious and sensitive side when certain videos and songs call for it. My pick is “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking“. Female Video of the Year has both ends of the spectrum, from a hard hitting break up song like Carrie Underwood’s “Undo It“, to a love conquers all approach like Taylor Swift’s “Mine“. In between we have “Turn On the Radio“, “A Little Bit Stronger“, and “The House That Built Me“. It’s hard not to sing along with all of these songs, but based on the video I think the clear choice is Miranda Lambert, “The House That Built Me“. Group Video of the Year gives us the usual nominees for this category, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flats, the Zac Brown Band, along with the new family trio, The Band Perry. I’m going to have to say they will take this category no questions asked. “If I Die Young” hit the charts like a ball of fire, there was no stopping this video or song! Duo Video of the Year has a known veteran in this category and that’s Sugarland! Yes, they are good at what they do, but Continue reading CMT Music Award Front Runners
CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year Nominees Announced! Nominees for at least one of the categories of the upcoming CMT Music Awards have been announced! The category, Breakthrough Video of the Year, highlights the best video from the album of the breakthrough artist! The nominees are: Thompson Square for “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not“, Lee Brice for “Love Like Crazy“, The Band Perry for “If I Die Young“, Aaron Lewis for “Country Boy“, and Jerrod Niemann for “Lover, Lover“. The remainder of the nomination will be aired on a special segment on NBC‘s Today show Wednesday, April 27th (that’s tomorrow!!) during the 10am ET hour. Also, featured during the segment will be a live performance by The Band Perry of their hit song “You Lie“. The CMT Music Awards will air on June 8th and you can catch them LIVE on CMT or cmt.com.
Thompson Square’s “I Got You” Video Is Here Thompson Square rocked the country scene with their hit, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not“, and it looks like they’ve got another hit on their hands with “I Got You“. The video for the song is available and you can check it out here. The video for “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” definitely showed a more serious side of the duo, while “I Got You” is letting fans see a little of their quirky and humorous side. Each half of the husband and wife duo play multiple characters in this throw back to the Sonny and Cher days. It’s absolutely adorable, and they definitely got me. Check it out now. I Got You – Thompson Square – Thompson Square Videos
Thompson Square Perform Hit on Conan. Growing more and more popular, Thompson Square performed their hit single “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” on Conan on TBS Thursday night. Watch the Conan Performance Now: The husband-wife duo will be performing Saturday, April 2nd at the ACM Freemont Street Experience in Las Vegas!
Country’s most adorable couple, Thompson Square, wants to crash your wedding with the help of CMT! Stoney Creek Records’ Thompson Square have partnered with CMT to launch the “Thompson Square ‘Crash My Wedding’ Dream Honeymoon” contest. The online contest started on Friday, March 25 and ends April 27 on CMT.com. To enter, fans need to submit short essays about why Thompson Square should crash their wedding. The grand prize winner will have the choice of taking a dream honeymoon trip to either Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami Beach, New Orleans or New York City. In addition, Thompson Square will “crash” the grand prize winner’s wedding reception and perform a song. Currently, the music video for Thompson Square’s chart-topping single, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” has reached #2 CMT Top 20 Countdown and holds the #3 position for CMT.com’s High 5 videos of the week. The music video is also #6 on iTunes Top Country Videos chart. This contest is in no way sponsored by, influenced by, or managed by Country Music News Blog.
Thompson Square Performing on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Friday, March 4th. The husband-and-wife duo, Keifer and Shawna Thompson, that is Thompson Square are set to perform this Friday, March 4th on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The couple’s hit single “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” is currently #7 on the country radio charts, and has been Certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America this week. “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” is featured on their self-title debut album, Thompson Square. The duo have toured as the opening act for Jason Aldean, as well as performed solo. Fans have already embraced Thompson Square because of their charming and magnetic quality. Check out the “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” video now! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDUOcHg5ijg] Be sure to check local listings for Friday night’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Ashton Shepherd and Thompson Square help kick off new radio show in Nashville! Nashville’s New Country is getting ready to hit the Tennessee airwaves and beyond, as they launch their radio show in just a couple weeks. With the debut broadcast airing February 6th, Nashville’s New Country plans to showcase up and coming artists in the country music family. The first installment will showcase artists such as Sunny Sweeney, Thompson Square, Frankie Ballard, Walker Hayes, Ashton Shepherd, David Adam Byrnes and Tim Dugger. To get your music on the show, visit the website at www.nashvillesnewcountry.com and upload your music. You might hear your song on the air in an upcoming show!