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Thompson Square to perform at Auburn's Scholarship Show on Saturday

Thompson Square – the country music duo composed of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson – has released two albums, which have produced a combined six chart singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. - Courtesy photo
Thompson Square – the country music duo composed of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson – has released two albums, which have produced a combined six chart singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.
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Thompson Square – an award-winning country music duo of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson – performs at the 31st annual Scholarship Show on Saturday, May 17.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 206 E St. NE.

Proceeds benefit the Auburn Rotary Scholarship Fund.

The Auburn Rotary Club and KMPS 94.1 FM are sponsoring the concert.

Seating is $40 balcony, $50 mezzanine and $60 orchestra. Tickets are available by calling 206-628-0888 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

For more information, go to www.KMPS.com.

About the artists

Thompson Square, the Academy of Country Music's (ACM) Vocal Duo of the Year, was also the Country Music Association's (CMA) 2012 Vocal Duo of the Year. The couple made country music history by becoming the first new duo in 20 years to win the ACM Award and the only established married duo act to win the CMA Award since the creation of the award.

Thompson Square was nominated for the ACM's Vocal Duo of the Year Award for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. Florida Georgie Line won this year's award.

Thompson Square's new single, "Testing the Water," impacted country radio this spring. The song features a rap performed by Shawna. Watch the song's fun-filled lyric video for the song here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkK4L20hh6Q

The couple's "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About" was a Top 5 hit country radio and the duo's second consecutive smash hit from its sophomore album, Just Feels Good. The album is an autobiographical account of the duo's life together and rise to fame.

The tandem's recently brought its headlining 2014 Just Feels Good Tour to fans – including military bases – in Australia and Asia.

The new album's lead single, "If I Didn't Have You," was a top radio hit selling nearly one million singles to-date. The music video reached No. 1 on the CMT and GAC's Top 20 Country Countdowns and was nominated for a 2013 CMT Music Award.

Other projects

Keifer and Shawna Thompson serve as celebrity ambassadors of ChildFund International, a global child development and protection agency that has served more than 17.8 million children and family members in 31 countries in the last 75 years.

Thompson Square has visited Leparterique, Honduras twice in the last six months to visit and assist with ChildFund health and education programs that are improving the lives of more than 8,700 vulnerable infants, children and youth in the most impoverished areas of the department of Francisco Morazán, Honduras.

In July 2013, Thompson Square personally traveled to Leparterique to donate and deliver five computers to create a computer lab for the village school – a lab that has since been named in the duo's honor. Thompson Square sponsored a 4-year-old boy named Emerson in the village.

Elsewhere

Thompson Square has graced the stages of "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", "Conan", "CBS This Morning", "The Queen Latifah Show", "Fox & Friends", "The Arsenio Hall Show", Fox's "All American Concert Series", the "45th Annual CMA Awards", Fox's "American Country Awards", and CMT's "Artists of the Year" special. T2 has appeared in the pages of Rolling Stone, USA Weekend, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, People Country, the Associated Press, Country Weekly, Southwest Spirit Magazine, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Glamour, Ladies Home Journal, Pollstar, and Billboard.

For all things Thompson Square, visit: www.thompsonsquare.com.

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