Thompson Square brings country hits to MontBleu |

Thompson Square brings country hits to MontBleu

Adam Jensen
Thompson Square brings its hits, and newborn son, to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa this weekend.
Joseph Anthony Baker / Courtesy Photo |

If you go

What: Thompson Square

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Tickets: $45 plus fees


Thompson Square got its name from the union of two Thompsons, husband and wife team Keifer and Shawna, but the country duo recently added a third member.

Rigney Cooper Thompson, the pair’s first child, was born in January. The 4-month old made his music video debut late last week in a home video for Thompson Square’s latest single “You Make It Look So Good.”

“It’s going great, man. It’s a whole new thing,” Keifer Thompson said of being a new parent from the family’s Nashville, Tennessee, home Tuesday. “It’s the coolest thing we’ve ever done.”

And the couple isn’t short on accolades.

Thompson Square has three No. 1 hits (“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About”), six Top 20 hits, two Academy of Country Music “Vocal Duo of the Year” awards, a Country Music Association “Vocal Duo of the Year” Award, three American Country Awards and one Country Music Television Music Award. The duo has also been nominated for two Grammy Awards.

Rigney makes it out on the road with his parents and will be in tow when Thompson Square plays Stateline’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa this Saturday as part of its latest tour.

“Oh yeah, he’s out there all the time with us,” Thompson said. “That’s the only way we’d have it.”

The duo is working on its third album, and Thompson said the album’s songs are coming together, although the album likely won’t be out until late this year or early next year.

“It’s great,” Thompson said. “I think we’ve got enough for an album, but there’s no rush to put out an album.”

Thompson has also learned not to try and force the songwriting process, only channeling the inspiration for a song when it arrives in earnest.

“The things that were written that came from a special place always seem to find a way onto an album,” Thompson said.

And it’s not just music where Thompson’s interests lay.

Thompson Square co-authored the recent young adult novel, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” which was inspired by the Grammy-nominated song. The project grew out of an offer to do a memoir, something Thompson said the duo wasn’t quite ready for.

“I like writing all kinds of different things, songs, poetry,” Thompson said. “I love just not doing one thing.”

Thompson said the group has been through the Lake Tahoe area a couple times before, but has never been able to spend much time in the area. They will however have a few hours to spend with fans on Saturday night.

“We just pretty much try and do one thing and that’s have fun,” Thompson said.

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