Thompson releases video
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
– Josh Thompson released a video for his current single "Cold Beer With Your Name On It," exclusively on Taste Of Country and The Boot today.
Thompson will release a new album, "Turn It Up," on April 1 on Show Dog-Universal Music . The disc contains 10 songs, nine co-written by Thompson. He is on the road with Justin Moore and Randy Houser on the Off The Beaten Path Tour, which wraps at the end of this month.
Directed by Chris Hicky, the video tells the love story of a guy missing a girl who has left their small town to try to make it as an actress in Hollywood. The video was filmed in Los Angeles as well as Mickey's Tavern in East Nashville.
"Cold Beer With Your Name On It" has sold over 120,000 downloads since its release.
Thompson previously had a beer hit - "Beer on the Table" in 2009. He also hit top 15 with "Way Out Here" in 2010.
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