Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Recent country music nominees to play Fillmore

Thompson Square, the husband and wife duo that stormed the charts earlier this year with the #1 single "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," is scheduled to appear at The Fillmore with the Eli Young Band November 14. Both played Coyote Joe's earlier this year. James Wesley and Casey James will open the show. Tickets are available at www.livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets, The Fillmore Box Office and Walmart stores or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

The country couple, who toiled away in Nashville for years as solo artists and then as a duo before its breakout, recently received a slew of awards nominations. They'll take on Chris Young, the Band Perry, North Carolinian Eric Church, and Luke Bryan to claim the title "New Artist of the Year" at the Country Music Awards. The broadcast, which includes performances by all five nominees, will air live on ABC November 9.

Thompson Square will compete for that same title at The American Music Awards November 20 on ABC . Fellow nominees include LMFAO, the Band Perry, Wiz Khalifa, Foster the People. Hot Chelle Rae, Miguel, and Marsha Ambrosius (those last two also play the Fillmore in the next month). Cast your vote at http://abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards/sprint-new-artist. This round of voting ends Friday.

Keifer Thompson and wife Shawna (pictured above) also received seven American Country Awards nominations last week - almost as many as established headliners Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band, who led the nominations with eight each. Fans can vote for the ACAs at http://www.theacas.com/signin.aspx.


  1. pretty good, but they are no Band Perry.

  2. i thought he was in rehab?

  3. Different group - Josh Jones of Steel Magnolias (kind of similar duo) is the one in rehab