Thompson Square To Debut New Single “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Reigning ACM & CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” Follow Up Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars Cameo with Return to The Tonight Show Stage Tuesday, May 21st 11:35 pm ET/ 10:35 pm CT
(NASHVILLE, TN) – Reigning ACM and CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” Thompson Square will debut its new single, “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, May 21st.
The up-tempo and light-heartedly clever song - which The New York Times describes as a “hint of domestic naughtiness” – was co-written by Keifer Thompson who celebrated his 14th wedding anniversary with wife and duo partner Shawna Thompson on May 15.
GRAMMY Award winner Brett James and GRAMMY nominated songwriter/ artist David Lee Murphy also served a co-writers on the new single.
“Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” is the second single from the duo’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, Just Feels Good, which earned the duo its highest first week album sales yet. The lead single from the album – the #1 “If I Didn’t Have You” has earned over 600,000 in sales to-date as well as a 2013 CMT Music Award nomination for “Duo Video of the Year.”
“Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” officially impacts Country radio on June 10th and is available at iTunes now: http://bit.ly/17GRuva
The Stoney Creek Records’ chart-topping duo is no stranger to The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno stage. Thompson Square made its national television debut on the program in 2011, performing it’s #1 smash, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” which has since gone on to sell over 2 million singles.
On June 4, Thompson Square will release its first fiction novel on Howard Books (a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.). The book titled “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” co-written alongside Travis Thrasher, is a dramatization inspired by Thompson Square’s chart-topping song.
Just last night, Thompson Square dropped by the season finale of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars in support of fellow Country star Trace Adkins as he competed in (and won) the series’ final task. Keifer and Shawna Thompson hand-delivered donations on behalf of themselves as well as Benny Brown and the Broken Bow Music Group, the Academy of Country Music and California Customs in order to support Adkins and his charity, the American Red Cross.
Thompson Square successfully defended its ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” crown when the husband/wife team took home the award for the 2nd consecutive year last month in Las Vegas. The duo’s second ACM win in a row cemented Thompson Square’s status as a force to be reckoned with in the Country music industry.
Country music’s biggest breakout act of the last 2 years, husband and wife duo Thompson Square pounded the pavement for 15 years in the music industry before landing a record deal with Benny Brown’s small independent label Stoney Creek Records (sister label to indie Broken Bow Records and home to Jason Aldean). Since that day, Thompson Square has earned over 25 awards show nominations – including 2 GRAMMY as well as American Music Award and Teen Choice Award nods – and made music history when it was awarded awards from both the ACM and CMA for “Vocal Duo of the Year” in 2012. Thompson Square was awarded its second consecutive ACM Award for Vocal Duo of the Year in April 2013.
Thompson Square’s breakthrough hit “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” has surpassed two million in sales, was the #1 Digital Soundscan Single for 5 weeks straight, the #1 Country Ringtone for 12 consecutive weeks and was iTunes 2011 Country Song of the Year. Thompson Square’s whirlwind 2011-2012 saw them on national tours supporting Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum as well as gracing the stages of The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CBS This Morning, Conan, Fox & Friends, FOX’s All American Concert Series, the 45th Annual CMA Awards, CMT’s Artists of the Year special, NBC’s The Better Show special and the MTV/VH1/CMT “Best of 2012” concert celebration. Thompson Square ended 2011 as Billboard’s #1 New Country Artist in terms of digital sales and the #6 New Artist across all genres. Follow-up hits include the award winning infectious, “I Got You,” (#6) and the critically-lauded power ballad, “Glass” (#15). The duo’s latest smash, the #1 “If I Didn’t Have You,” marked Thompson Square’s highest first-week sales of its career and has surpassed half a million in sales.
The duo is currently touring with Luke Bryan on his Dirt Road Diaries Tour through October 2013.