Chris Country’s Big 5: Thompson Square
Country duo Thompson Square’s career has been the stuff dreams are made of with multi-platinum international success, two Grammy nominations and honors as Vocal Duo of the Year from both the ACM and CMA Awards… but their ambition is only growing.
With their third studio album, Masterpiece, the husband-and-wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson is back and at the top of their game, offering up a fresh batch of poetic and extremely personal Country music. Chris Stevens, programme director of Chris Country has hand-picked his top 5 TS tunes, listen below and get very hyped for their performance at The Long Road!
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
This was the husband & wife duo’s first number one single on the US airplay charts and is a great introduction to their sound. Co-written by the awesome David Lee Murphy, this is a straight-up romantic country love song, and has since sold over over 2 million copies!
Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About
I always love playing this song on Chris Country. In it, Keifer and Shawna’s vocal deliveries are superb, and I can’t wait to hear them perform this at The Long Road. The storyline is pretty simple. They’re supposed to be thinking about work and serious stuff, but keep thinking about each other instead. Aww!
I Got You
Taken from their self-titled album, I Got You was their first Top Ten track, released in 2011. Check out the video and see how many Keifers and Shawnas you can count – we lost track after around a minute!
This is the title track from their most recent album, and one that we’re sure will be performed in September. This track is written about their son Rigney, and coincidentally, Rigney was a popular name in the Midlands in the 1800s… maybe Thompson Square are completing the Rigney circle!
If I Didn’t Have You
A classic Thompson Square love song; they topped the Billboard Airplay charts in 2012 with this song. Get the lighters… well, mobile phones… ready for the performance of this at The Long Road.