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Thompson Square Are Proud New Parents!

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Thompson Square is now officially a three-piece. Shawna Thompson gave birth today at 2:46 am CT in a Nashville area hospital to the on-stage and real-life couple’s first child, a baby boy named Rigney Cooper Thompson.

The healthy blue-eyed boy weighed in at 7 lbs and 13 oz.  Rigney is 19 inches long and has brown hair.

The name “Rigney” holds a special place in Thompson Square’s heart. It’s the maiden name of Shawna Thompson’s grandmother.

E! Online broke the news exclusively this morning while Thompson Square shared a special photo and message with fans a few hours after the new family was able to catch it’s breath from the big night:

“We’re so excited to be able to share this monumental day with all of you. We’ve had many wonderful things happen to us but this absolutely tops them all. We want to thank you all for being there for us and our music and for all of your support during our pregnancy. We can’t wait to see you out on the road this year but until then. . .Please say hello and welcome to this big ol world, Rigney Cooper Thompson aka #coopert #cooperman #coopdeville #coopdog #sircoopsalot.”

Keifer and Shawna Thompson will celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary in May 2016.
Congrats to the happy couple!!!

Craig Morgan Gets a Little Help From His Friends in New “When I’m Gone” Mashup

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Country music entertainer, military veteran, philanthropist and award-winning TV host Craig Morgan has enlisted several of his famous friends to join for a mashup of his no-regrets new single, “When I’m Gone.” Produced by the multi-talented Morgan, his creative “When I’m Gone” mashup includes cameos from country stars Charlie Daniels, Dustin Lynch, Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts), Kix Brooks (Brooks & Dunn), Thompson Square, comedian Bill Engvall, MMA wrestler Randy Couture, NFL star Chris Kelsay and many more!

Written by Justin Ebach and Steven Dale Jones, the inspirational, up-tempo “When I’m Gone” exemplifies Craig’s personal motto perfectly, with his free spirit and no regrets attitude on full display. Working for the first time with veteran producer Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Sugarland, Faith Hill), Craig spent eight months intensely focused in the studio to deliver his most personal and defining music of his career.

“When I’m Gone” is the lead single from Craig Morgan’s forthcoming studio album, his first in nearly four years, expected in 2016 on Black River Entertainment. The single is available digitally HERE.

Is it a Boy or Girl for Thompson Square??

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It seems like just yesterday Thompson Square shared the news of their impending new bundle of joy…and now they know whether they’ll be proud parents to a bouncing baby boy or girl!!

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Posted by Thompson Square on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

So, it looks like more testosterone will be in the mix at the Thompson household! Congrats to the happy Couple!!!

Thompson Square’s Keifer Wants More Meat in Country Music

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The current state of country music has been the topic of much discussion. The pop-enhanced “bro-country” has taken over the airwaves, and fans either have a love it or hate it relationship with it. Thompson Square‘s, Keifer Thompson shares his thoughts on the genre with

“You know, I am a fan of some of it,” he tells toofab. “[But] we’ve kind of opened the flood gates for an influx of different genres to kind of step into country music, ya know? Is country music country music anymore? It’s getting less and less that.”

“What is country music, it’s a relative term,” he muses. “The cool thing about what’s going on right now is the people are telling us what country music should sound like. I think as an artist, what you have to do is be yourself. I think if people want to buy it, people want it, people love it, then God bless ya … Whether I like it or not, it doesn’t really matter.”

Unfortunately, that also means that the genre we know and love is morphing into something else entirely.

I think we will be genreless in ten years,” he says. “That is a little sad, because country music has always — it hasn’t been pop music — it’s always been that. So when everyone else was doing their thing, country music always had a smaller stake in the claim, but it was always country music and you always knew it when you heard it. You can’t really make that distinction anymore sometimes.”

“I don’t think it needs to go back to George Jones and Johnny Cash, but I do think the songs need to have some more meat on ’em,” he continues. “And get back to some story songs, that mean somethin.'”

And…there it is. Country music is more than just dixie cups and tail gates. At some point, we’ve gotta get back to tellin’ stories.

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