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Award-winning country duo Thompson Square coming to Layton
by JENNIFFER WARDELL
Aug 15, 2014 | 1560 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kiefer and Shawna Thompson. 
Photo by Anthony Baker
Kiefer and Shawna Thompson. Photo by Anthony Baker
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LAYTON - Any dream is better is better if you have someone to share it with.

Two-time Academy of Country Music Awards winners Thompson Square will give Davis County resident the chance to see that firsthand. Keifer and Shawna Thompson, a husband-wife duo, will stop by the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton on Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. as part of their "Just Feels Good" tour.

“It’s absolutely awesome,” said Keifer Thompson. “We’ve been dreaming about this our whole lives. What’s better than living your dream with your best friend and watching her dream come true as well?”

The tour, which shares the same name as the couple's second album, came about in a somewhat unusual way. The two-time winners of the Top Vocal Duo ACM Award threw off their schedule by playing for the soldiers overseas and decided to improvise.

"That kind of screwed up the tour scene," he said. "So we just decided to do it in our own time, with our own guys."

The couple's concerts include their most well-known hits, including "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" and "If I Didn't Have You." They also rotate through what Keifer refers to as the duo's "B-sides," mixing up the song list every night and watching the audience for their response.

"We definitely want to keep it fresh for ourselves and our fans," he said. "It's definitely a process to see what gets the crowd dancing."

Like all musicians, though, they have their favorites. Keifer has a soft spot for "If I Didn't Have You," since it was the first single he'd written to hit #1, but he is also really likes "I Can't Outrun You," the last single on their current album.

"It's one of those timeless songs," he said. "I couldn't let the album go by without singling it out."

The Thompsons have a similar affection for the western half of the U.S. They rode their motorcycles out to the state, and Kiefer said they just recently "stuck their toes" into Utah water.

"We love it out west," he said. "Any time we get to ride or play out here, it's just a perfect situation."

For tickets or more information, visit davisarts.org. 

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