Published: 2:20 pm, Fri. Oct. 9th, 2015
Husband and wife duo Thompson Square, comprised of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, are set to perform in Artesia Sunday night.
The duo has released two albums which have produced a combined eight hit singles on the Hot Country and Country Airplay charts. Of these singles, two — “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You” — reached No. 1. The duo has also topped the charts in Canada and Australia.
“It’s really an honor to have been the first number one song on Australia’s first country chart,” Keifer said.
The couple met at a singing competition, later formed a duo, and released their debut single, “Let’s Fight,” in mid-2010. Thompson Square’s first single in nearly a year, “Trans Am,” was released in March.
Keifer was born and raised in Miami, Okla., and Shawna is a native of Chatom, Ala. The couple makes their home in Nashville now and are busy readying for a new addition to their family. On Aug. 4, the duo revealed they were expecting their first child, a son due in January.
In speaking to Keifer this morning as he was on his way home from the gym, he said the couple is “excited about coming back to New Mexico to perform. We’ve played in several different venues in New Mexico, and we are looking forward to coming to Artesia.”
When told about the potential for a rainy show, he said, “We’ve played lots of shows in the rain, and we don’t let that slow us down. As long as the fans endure it, so will we. We want to invite everyone out for a fun show, rain or shine.”
“We have a fun show that is geared towards our fans,” Keifer said. “We’re using our fan base as a litmus test for some new music, to see what they’ll like on our upcoming album.”
Thompson Square will be in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Eddy County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $40 for general admission, $75 VIP/reserved, and may be purchased online at www.artesiaartscouncil.com or at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center box office.