MULTI-PLATINUM, 2X Grammy nominees THOMPSON SQUARE brought a big dose of holiday cheer to the nation’s capital Sunday night, appearing at the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C., to perform a classic medley of cherished Christmas tunes.
Taking place on the Ellipse in President’s Park, the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is an American tradition which began in 1923 and was broadcast this year on the Ovation and REELZ networks. Co-presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, 2018’s event featured Thompson Square and an array of spirited entertainers performing holiday favorites, plus the official lighting of the National Christmas Tree – a gorgeously-decorated living Colorado blue spruce which can be seen year round in the park.
In other Thompson Square news, the duo’s Keifer and Shawna Thompson are the proud authors of their first children’s book, the heartwarming TIME TO GET DRESSED. Perfect for the gift-giving season, the colorful lesson book is available on the duo’s official website and features a sing-able storyline pulled straight from the hitmaking family’s real life. It was inspired by a song Keifer would sing to the duo’s young son each morning, which is also available via www.thompsonsquare.com and all digital retailers.
Thompson Square will continue thrilling audiences on the road from Tennessee to Nevada through December 31, delivering hits such as the 2X-PLATINUM #1 smash “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” the GOLD-certified follow-up, “If I Didn’t Have You,” and new songs from their latest album, MASTERPIECE. Including 11 tracks inspired by their own fairytale romance, the couple continues to perfect their acclaimed vocal blend while exploring sounds like soulful R&B, laid-back reggae and thundering hard rock.
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, Thompson Square have released their third studio album, MASTERPIECE, which was produced by the duo with GRAMMY winner Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), perennial hitmaker Dann Huff (Keith Urban) and Ilya Toshinskiy.https://www.countryschatter.com/2018/12/thompson-square-light-up-uthe-holidays-at-96th-annual-national-christmas-tree-lighting/Press ReleaseTV AppearanceMASTERPIECE,National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington DC,Ovation,Reelz,Thompson Square,Time to Get Dressed,Twitter