MULTI-PLATINUM selling and two-time GRAMMY-nominated Country duo THOMPSON SQUARE have just revealed news of their first album in more than five years, announcing the June 1 release of their third studio project, MASTERPIECE.
Working independently for the first time in their career, the award-winning pair continue to explore the organic vocal blend at the core of their husband-and-wife team, a quality which has made Keifer and Shawna Thompson one of the best loved male/female duos in recent Country-music memory.
Eleven new tracks follow in the romantic footsteps of #1 hits like the MULTI-PLATINUM “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and GOLD-certified “If I Didn’t Have You,” while new influences from R&B, reggae and hard rock works its way into the album’s sound. The duo recorded with studio aces Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift) and Dann Huff (Keith Urban), but also self-produced a handful of tracks as they step up to take control of their musical destiny.
“This album is called MASTERPIECE, and the definition of a masterpiece is an artist’s life’s work,” Keifer says. “When we’re 80 years old and we look back, we want to be able to say we’re really proud of all the stuff we did.”
“It is extremely diverse,” Shawna adds. “We didn’t design it that way, but Keifer and I love all types of music, and I think that shows more on this record than any of the others.”
Marking the beginning of the next chapter of Thompson Square’s story, five songs (“Masterpiece,” “A Love Like This,” “Millionaires,” “Up In Smoke” and “Let’s Do Something Stupid”) are available now for fans and the full length album is available for pre-order here. After breaking out in 2010 with the tempting come-on of “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” the duo went on to place three more singles in Country radio’s Top 10, while both of their first two albums landed in Billboard’s Top 5.
Thompson Square have traveled the world with superstars like Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum, and even scored a #1 hit in Australia with 2013’s “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” earning GRAMMY nominations and trophies from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association along the way. Sharing their love for both wine and music, Thompson Square launched the fun Facebook series, #WinoWednesday, which gives fans a chance to connect with the duo plus hear new tunes, the hits and even some covers. Tune in at 7pm CT tonight (3/28), as Keifer and Shawna host #WinoWednesday live from their SOLD OUT concert at City Winery in Nashville.
They stepped away from the limelight to welcome the birth of their first child in 2016 – a son named Rigney Cooper – and are now back with the MASTERPIECE album and a summer of nationwide tour dates, which will include acoustic and full-band shows. More details will be revealed soon.
ABOUT THOMPSON SQUARE: Thompson Square is an internationally renowned Country duo created by the husband-and-wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson. Since breaking out in 2010 with the 2X-PLATINUM #1 smash “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” the duo have gone on to score two Top 5 albums and romantic #1 hits in the U.S. and Australia (GOLD-certified “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About”), while also racking up multiple GRAMMY nominations and three trophies as Vocal Duo of the Year from the ACM and CMA Awards. Beloved by modern Country fans, they have earned five Top 20 hits in total, with streaming numbers surpassing 600 million and a social media following of nearly 2 million. Thompson Square have been featured on mainstream TV franchises including TODAY, Fox & Friends, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan and CBS This Morning, and have also earned critical praise from Rolling Stone, People, Glamour, Elle, USA Today and much more. After welcoming the birth of their first child in 2016 – a son named Rigney Cooper – Thompson Square are gearing up for the release of their third studio album, MASTERPIECE, which was produced by the duo with Grammy winner Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift) and perennial hit maker Dann Huff (Keith Urban).https://www.countryschatter.com/2018/03/thompson-square-return-with-stroke-of-genius-masterpiece/New ReleasesPress ReleaseUncategorized"Are You gonna Kiss me Or Not","If I Didn't Have You",cbs this morning,dann huff,MASTERPIECE,Nathan Chapman,Thompson Square,Twitter