Thompson Square previews new single
Monday, October 15, 2012
– Thompson Square will give fans a sneak peek of the duo's first single from its upcoming sophomore album.
If I Didn't Have You, a ballad which equally showcases both Keifer and Shawna Thompson's voices. The single impacts country radio on Monday, Oct. 29 with a digital single out the following day. Until then, fans can hear a special 90-second preview of "If I Didn't Have You" by visiting Thompson Square's website
The song "is a story about two people who rely on each other to get through the tough thing we call life," said Keifer. "We all have someone who we can go to for encouragement and this is our story."
Written by the couple alongside Jason Sellers and Paul Jenkins, the four also collaborated on Thompson Square's award-winning hit single, I Got You.
Thompson Square will perform a special acoustic StageIt show live from Nashville at 3 p.m. Eastern on Oct. 30. During the "Single Release Show," the duo will chat with fans, take requests and premiere their brand new single as well as perform acoustic versions of the duo's hits including, Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not, I Got You, Glass and more.
Tickets for the StageIt show are available now at: http://smarturl.it/T2StageitOct30 All proceeds from the show will benefit ChildFund International. The top three donors will receive a personally autographed gift from Thompson Square.
Thompson Square will compete for "Duo of the Year" and "New Artist of the Year" 2 nights later at the 46th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville.
Last week, it was announced that Thompson Square will join Luke Bryan on his first headlining tour, the 2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour, beginning Jan. 17 in Evansville, Ind.
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