SPRINGFIELD – The Clark State Performing Arts Center will welcome the husband-and-wife country duo Thompson Square to the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17.
“Country music is very popular, and this duo fits perfectly into the venue,” said Adele Adkins, executive director of the Clark State Performing Arts Center.
Keifer and Shawna Thompson make up the internationally known duo with No. 1 hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You.” Since then Thompson Square has had two Top 5 albums in the United States and Australia. They have had multiple Grammy nominations and three trophies as Vocal Duo of the Year from the ACM and CMA Awards.
Keifer and Shawna each moved to Nashville separately in the early 2000s, but soon met while competing against one another in a local singing competition. They formed Thompson Square as complete unknowns.
For years they rode a wave of success rising from their Grammy-nominated, double-platinum breakout “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and traveling the world with superstars Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum and racking up country-radio favorites like “I Got You” (Top 10 in 2011) and the flirty “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” (Top 5 in 2013).
Thompson Square has released a third studio album: Masterpiece.
Tickets for Thompson Square are available at ticketmaster.com.
Submitted by Clark State Community College.