Thompson serves up "Cold Beer"
Thursday, July 25, 2013
– Josh Thompson first single for Show Dog Universal Music, Cold Beer With Your Name On It
went to iTunes on Tuesday and goes for official radio adds on Aug. 12.
The song, produced by Mark Wright and Cliff Audretch, III, is the follow up to Thompson's top 20 hit, Comin' Around released in 2011. His previous hits include Beer On The Table, Way out Here and Won't Be Lonely Long.
"I can't tell you how excited I am to share new music with country radio and the fans. It feels really good to be back out there with my new label Show Dog Universal and their awesome team," said Thompson. "To me, Cold Beer With Your Name On It is both a love song and a heartbreak song. It's a good-ole-boy's way of dealing with both subjects; whether you miss someone or want to get more of someone, there's a cold beer with their name on it."
Upcoming tour dates are:
July 19 Warsaw, IN
July 26 Columbia, MO
July 27 Guthrie Center, IA
Aug. 1 Canton, OH
Aug. 2 Cedarburg, WI
Aug. 3 Medon, MI
Aug. 6 Alpena, MI
Aug. 8 Maumee, OH
Aug. 9 Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Aug. 10 Otsego, MN
Aug. 14 Hamburg, NY
Aug. 15 Uncasville, CT
Aug. 17 Havelock, ON, Canada
Aug. 18 Put In Bay- Akron, OH
Aug. 23 Marion, IL
Aug. 24 Bloomington, IN
Aug. 30 Rhinelander, WI
Sept. 1 DeKalb, IL
Sept. 12 Jacksonville, FL
Sept. 13 Decatur, AL
Sept. 21 New Albany, MS
Sept. 27 Tulsa, OK
Sept. 28 Kearney, NE
Oct. 4 Tunica Resort, MS
Oct. 5 Flemingsburg, KY
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