Singin’ a song, still livin’ the dream — The country roots of Thompson Square

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Losing anonymity, perfect days, influences, musical evolution, small town USA, songwriting, “I Don’t Wanna Miss You,” record production, “Just Feels Good,” and more permeate a wide-ranging interview with Academy of Country Music Top Vocal Duo Thompson Square. Say cheese! Shawna and Keifer Thompson are seen backstage shortly before commandeering the Wild Adventures Theme Park on April 21, 2012, in Valdosta, Georgia. Image Credit: The Jeremy Roberts Collection
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Are they gonna kiss or not? Shawna and Keifer Thompson nearly lock lips during an April 21, 2012 concert at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. Meanwhile, Keifer sports his prized Gibson Advanced Jumbo Classic acoustic guitar. Photography by Jeremy Roberts

The Thompson Square Interview

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Shawna and Keifer Thompson sing passionately during the “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” finale on April 21, 2012, at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
Click to hear Thompson Square unleash the confessional “I Don’t Wanna Miss You,” an uptempo, fan favorite ballad with shades of U2. Dropped on February 8, 2011, it is taken from Keifer and Shawna Thompson’s debut album, the self-titled “Thompson Square.” Music Credit: Stoney Creek Records; Video Credit: Warner Music Group
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“Just Feels Good,” the cover of Thompson Square’s second and final album for the Stoney Creek record label distributed on March 26, 2013. Prominently debuting on Billboard at №13 POP, №4 C&W, the country duo announced their departure from the label after seven years and five Top 20 hits in July 2017. Image Credit: Stoney Creek Records
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Embellished by tons of red and white carnival-themed imagery, the backdrop used by Thompson Square doing their April 21, 2012, show at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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Shawna and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square autograph a photo and chat briefly with a disabled young woman during a meet and greet shortly before taking the stage on April 21, 2012, at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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Playful interludes and black and white spring nights in a striped top: An up-close portrait of the utterly beautiful and smiling Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square on April 21, 2012, at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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Keifer Thompson of the award-winning country duo Thompson Square is lost in a guitar solo on his gorgeous Gretsch Country Club Cadillac Green electric guitar, captured during the band’s April 21, 2012, concert at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts

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Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ someone fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net

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