American country music duo, Thompson Square, will perform at the Celebration of Champions on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Keeter Stadium located on the campus of Shelby High School. The Parade of Champions will be held before the concert to honor all eight regional champions (players and coaches) before the 89th American Legion World Series begins the next day. The six-day tournament features some of the best teen-age baseball players in the nation.
Thompson Square is composed of husband and wife, Keifer and Shawna Thompson. Shawna Thompson is originally from Chatom, Ala. Shawna met Keifer, a native of Miami, Okla., at a singing competition in Nashville, Tenn. Before deciding to form a duo, they worked as independent artists. In 2007, they sang back-up vocals on Ty Herndon’s track, “Right About Now.”
In January 2010, the duo signed to Stoney Creek Records, a division of Broken Bow Records. Soon after, they began turning heads with their debut single, “Let’s Fight.” The song debuted on the Weekly Hot Country Songs chart at the beginning of June 2010.
Since that debut, Thompson Square, has gained national and international recognition through their No. 1 hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not,” “If I Didn’t Have You,” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About.”
The couple was honored as both the CMA and ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” in 2012. They reclaimed the ACM award the next year. Thompson Square released a single in early 2015 titled “Trans Am.” The duo’s third album will be released later this year.
The eclectic sound of Thompson Square has scored three No. 1 hits and six Top 20 hits. On top of these chart-topping honors, they have also gained seven mainstream industry awards and over 25 award nominations for their catchy hits that latch on to the country music mainstream.
In addition to these accomplishments, they have become a face to several different major media franchises, from “The Tonight Show,”“CBS This Morning” and “Ellen” to “Jimmy Kimmel Live,”“Conan” and more. The duo has also brought attention to major print media sources such as Glamour, People, Rolling Stone, and USA Today. This fierce country music couple has struck the country music world with their captivating sound.
Gates at Keeter Stadium will open at 7p.m. on Aug. 12. General Admission Tickets for the Celebration of Champions will be$10 each and will go on sale May 4. To purchase tickets, visit the ALWS website, call the ALWS office or come by the office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Tickets will be available at Keeter Stadium the evening of the Celebration of Champions.
General admission tickets $10
Gates open to public at 7:00 p.m.