Thompson Square singer's dad dies; shows canceled

By CAITLIN KING Published: February 29, 2012

Thompson Square cancelS shows Because of death in the family

— Husband and wife duo Thompson Square canceled performances after Shawna Thompson's father died last week.

The duo's publicist, Natalie Kilgore, confirmed the news in a statement. It said George Michael “Mickey” McIlwain died in Alabama after “a valiant battle with cancer.” The statement said Shawna and her family, including husband, Keifer (who is from Miami, OK), were by his side when he died. Funeral arrangements are pending.

The duo was scheduled to play the Country Radio Seminar “New Faces” show last Friday night in Nashville. They are also an opening act on Lady Antebellum's “Own The Night” tour. Singer David Nail will filled in for the duo last weekend.

Grammy-nominated Thompson Square is known for hits, including the No. 1 “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?”

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