Two-time Grammy nominated, MULTI-PLATINUM Country duo THOMPSON SQUARE are currently gearing up for the release of their third studio album, MASTERPIECE, and have revealed the project’s official track list.
Set to arrive on June 1, the album includes 11 brand-new tracks, which mix carefree fun and deeply personal themes – nine of which were written or co-written by either Keifer or Shawna Thompson of husband-and-wife team themselves. Looking for inspiration in their own fairytale romance – they celebrate their 19th wedding anniversary today – many of the songs shed light on a transformative period in the duo’s lives, as they welcomed the birth of a son named Rigney Cooper in early 2016.
The album also marks Keifer and Shawna’s first album release in more than five years, and it finds them continuing to perfect their acclaimed vocal blend while also exploring new sounds like soulful R&B, laid-back reggae and thundering hard rock.
Taking control of their own musical destiny, the duo teamed up with GRAMMY winner Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), perennial hitmaker Dann Huff (Keith Urban) and Russian-born bluegrass maverick Ilya Toshinskiy to produce the album, and five of the project’s diverse new tracks have already been released (“Masterpiece,” “A Love Like This,” “Millionaires,” “Up in Smoke” and “Let’s Do Something Stupid”).
1. “Masterpiece” (Keifer Thompson)
2. “Up in Smoke” (Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Keifer Thompson, Shawna Thompson)
3. “Millionaires” (Marv Green, Catt Gravitt, Courtney Cole)
4. “Stupid Girls Stupid Boys” (Ben Caver, Sara Haze, AJ Pruis, Laura Veltz)
5. “Let’s Do Something Stupid” (Jason Lehning, Keifer Thompson)
6. “Stuck in My Head” (Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Keifer Thompson, Shawna Thompson)
7. “Good Day” (Erik Belz, Frank Rogers, Keifer Thompson, Shawna Thompson)
8. “I Know This Guy” (Mike Fiorentino, Keifer Thompson)
9. “A Love Like This” (Cary Barlowe, Keifer Thompson)
10. “Make It Rain” (Emily Weisband, Marv Green, Keifer Thompson)
11. “Breakers” (Marti Dodson, Patrick Droney, Keifer Thompson)
After breaking out in 2010 with the 2X-PLATINUM, Country-pop temptation of “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” THOMPSON SQUARE went on to place three more singles in Country radio’s Top 10 (“I Got You,” “If I Didn’t Have You,” “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About”), while both of their first two albums landed in Billboard’s Top 5.
The duo have toured with superstars like Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan, and scored a #1 hit in Australia with 2013’s “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About.” After earning multiple GRAMMY nominations and three trophies as Vocal Duo of the Year from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association combined, they continue to tour the U.S. with coast-to-coast dates on tap for the summer of 2018.