Thompson Square Release New Video For If I Didn’t Have You! Approrpriately, Thompson Square released the new video for their latest love centric single, “If I Didn’t Have You,” on Valentine’s Day! Like previous single releases, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” “I Got You,” and “Glass,” the real life married couple, sing what they know about…love! You know what they say, you write what you know, and it’s clear this duo has a lot of experience in the feel good department. For this video though, they went a different route, and the story that plays out, honestly, gave me chills. I’m not going to give anything away. Watch for yourself, and let me know what you think! Thompson Square is currently nominated for an 2013 ACM Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, and they are currently on the road with Luke Bryan’s 2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour. Watch: Thompson Square “If I Didn’t Have You” Official Music Video.
Thompson Square Announce New Album Just Feels Good Release Date and Track Listing! This weekend, country duo Thompson Square, took to multiple media outlets to make announcements about their upcoming album release, Just Feels Good! They gave fans a sneak peek of their new album cover via their appearance on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown Saturday morning, and unveiled the track listing in a Sunday morning featured in USA Today. Just Feels Good is the husband/wife duo’s sophmore album, follow up to their well received debut which featured the hugely popular “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.” The lead single from the new album, “If I Didn’t Have You,” is already performing well, and continues Kiefer and Shawna’s trend of producing romantic clearly autobiographical ballads. Keifer suggests too, that most of the songs on this album reflect their journey together as a musical duo. “There are a lot of fun, upbeat songs on this new album. It’s very diverse and kind of all over the map. The songs on the album are autobiographical and tell the story of our journey over the last few years – an incredible journey that I am still trying to wrap my head around.” -Keifer Thompson Shawna also reflects on their journey that we’ll hear in these songs, sharing that the two were blessed to come so far and work with other talented folks in the industry. “Only a few years ago we were playing to 5 people a night down on Lower Broadway in Nashville. Over the last couple of years we’ve been blessed to play to crowds of 30,000 people touring with Jason Aldean, Lady A and Luke Bryan. So many of our dreams have come true and it’s so much sweeter because I’ve gotten to share them with not only my husband but my best friend.” -Shawna Thompson The new album features 13 total tracks, 5 of which Thompson Square co-wrote. Find the complete track listing below, and mark your calendars for the March 26th release date! Thompson Square Just Feels Good Complete Track Listing. 1. Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About (Keifer Thompson, Shawna Thompson, David Lee Murphy, Brett James) 2. Here We Go Again (Keifer Thompson, Shawna Thompson, Vicky McGehee, David Fanning) 3. You Don’t Get Lucky (David Lee Murphy, Bob DiPiero, Tom Shapiro) 4. That’s So Me And You (Keifer Thompson, Vicky McGehee, Kyle Jacobs) 5. I Can’t Outrun You (Kyle Jacobs, Joe Leathers, Ben Glover) 6. Testing The Water (Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Hillary Lindsey) 7. For The Life Of Me (Keifer Thompson, Shawna Thompson, David Lee Murphy, Brett James) 8. If I Didn’t Have You (Keifer Thompson, Shawna Thompson, Jason Sellers, Paul Jenkins) 9. Here’s To Being Here (Keifer Thompson, Shawna Thompson, David Lee Murphy, Brett James) 10. Just Feels Good (Bobby Pinson, Brett Warren, Brad Warren) 11. Maybe It’s You (Kyle Jacobs, Vicky McGehee, Kyle Sackley) 12. Run (Ross Copperman, Michael Davey) 13. Home Is You (Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins)
Thompson Square Set To Share Big News with Fans Tomorrow. Word on the street is that Thompson Square has some big news to share with country music fans! The husband wife duo have let it be known that they will unveil their big announcement tomorrow (Saturday, January 19th) during their guest spot on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown which will air at 11:30am ET/10:30 am CT. The duo is still riding high on the success of their lead single, “If I Didn’t Have You,” (already in the Top 20 on Billboard and Mediabase) from their upcoming sophmore album in addition to major award wins for new duo at the 2012 ACM Awards and CMA Awards. The two already announced earlier this year that they’re releasing a novel under the same name as the first hit single, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.” They’re slated to be on tour with Luke Bryan’s 2013 Dirt Road Diaries straight through the Fall. As I just mentioned we already know they have a new album coming out soon. So, I’m wondering what in the heck is this big news going to be? My Guesses: Something to do with the new video for their current single which they shot this week! A date and details for their sophmore album release. A new single release. What do you think Thompson Square has in store for country fans? Let us know by commenting below!
Luke Bryan Announces Second Leg of 2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour After Selling Out First Leg! In October of last year, Luke Bryan made a huge announcement and let fans know he would be launching his first ever headlining tour the 2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour! If anyone had any doubt as to whether this country singer could pack a stadium, they can doubt no more. Bryan has added a complete second leg to the tour that will run from May 17th through October 26th as he has completely sold out the originally scheduled first leg! This is really big news for a first time headliner, but we can’t say that we’re surprised (It’s no secret Luke is one of our favorites!). Bryan wants fans to know that whether you see him on the first leg or the second leg, you’re guaranteed a heck of show! “I feel like I have waited a lifetime to take my own show on the road. The band and I have a lot of exciting things in store for the fans and are eager to get it started!” -Luke Bryan Opening guests Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square who kicked of the first leg of the Dirt Road Diaries will stay on for the newly added dates! In between tour dates though, you can catch Luke co-hosting the 2013 ACM Awards with Blake Shelton! Current Luke Bryan Tours and Tickets
2013 Academy of Country Music Awards Announce Nominations for Newcomer Categories! The Academy of Country Music announced the first round of nominations for the 2013 ACM Awards earlier this week. The categories announced so far showcase country music “newcomers,” and for the fifth consecutive year fans will be able to vote for their favorite artists in these specific categories. Voting will open on Monday, January 21st, and you can vote on ACM’s official page or at GAC.com. Individual trophies will be awarded to winners in each of the categories below, and the three winners will compete for the final New Artist of the Year Award the night of the broadcast. I’m a little surprised that Thompson Square and Lee Brice haven’t graduated out of the new artist/newcomer groups yet, but all those nominated are great artists! Good luck to all of them! 2013 ACM Awards Newcomer Categories/Nominations: New Female Vocalist Jana Kramer Kacey Musgraves Sunny Sweeney New Male Vocalist Lee Brice Brantley Gilbert Hunter Hayes New Vocal Group or Duo Florida Georgia Line Love and Theft Thompson Square The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS.