As previously reported, Thompson Square, which consists of Miami, OK, native Keifer Thompson and his wife Shawna, was named vocal duo of the year during the performance-packed 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which aired live from Las Vegas Sunday night.
The Stoney Creek Records duo’s win was met by a standing ovation from the duo’s peers and music industry – including congratulations from headlining tour mate and ACM co-host Luke Bryan – when Keifer and Shawna Thompson picked up the Academy of Country Music’s first big award of the night.
“I just can’t believe the reality we’re living right now and I truly can’t believe this is our life,” Keifer Thompson told media during the ACM’s backstage press conference. “We never thought we would do anything like this, especially win it twice.”
When asked about how it felt to win the ACM two years in a row, Keifer Thompson replied, “It’s kind of hard to put into words but….”
“…It just feels good!” both Keifer and Shawna Thompson said in unison embodying the message of their newly released and autobiographical sophomore album, “Just Feels Good.”
“I think Johnny and June. . . the love they had for one another. . .I feel like we have that same thing,” said Keifer in response to questions regarding the duo’s 14-year marriage as well as the vocal duos that have inspired them as both a romantic and professional couple. “When you just look at one of them and see how they look at the other one – that’s how I look at Shawna and that’s how I feel about her. . .the love aspect of what we do, it’s there.”
The duo’s second ACM win in a row cements Thompson Square’s status as a force to be reckoned with in the country music industry. Along with its two ACM wins, the twice Grammy-nominated Thompson Square is also the reigning CMA vocal duo of the year and was awarded a 2012 CMT Music Award for the hit “I Got You” as well as three American Country Awards.
Thompson Square’s second ACM victory comes on the heels of the release of the duo’s highly anticipated second album, “Just Feels Good,” which became the duo’s highest-selling album debut to-date this past week. The album’s lead single, “If I Didn’t Have You,” also soared into the Top 5 at country radio last week and is on the verge of passing the gold sales mark.
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Check out these Associated Press photos of Thompson Square at the ACM Awards: