Thompson Square sets personal mark
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
– Thompson Square earned the biggest radio debut of its career with the first single from the duo's sophomore album, If I Didn't Have You
The latest from Stoney Creek Records' Thompson Square earned 56 first-week adds, making it the most added song at country radio this week. The song reached 46 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and 50 on the USA Today/ Country Aircheck chart, powered by Mediabase. The song marks the biggest add week of the award-winning duo's career.
The fast-paced ballad is available at digital retailers now Written by Keifer and Shawna Thompson alongside Jason Sellers and Paul Jenkins, If I Didn't Have You was penned by the same foursome that collaborated on Thompson Square's hit I Got You.
Thompson Square will compete for "Duo of the Year" and "New Artist of the Year" this Thursday at the 46th Annual CMA Awards, broadcast live on ABC from Nashville.
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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