(Nashville, TN) — Stoney Creek Records chart toppers Thompson Square is featured as the lead item in USA Weekend’s “Who’s Hot In Hollywood” this weekend. The “Who’s Hot in Hollywood” item is part of USA Weekend’s popular weekly “Who’s News” column.   The item highlights Thompson Square’s two 2011 CMA Award nominations for Vocal Duo of the Year and New Artist of the Year.  Keifer and Shawna Thompson also discuss their #1 “Are You Going To Kiss Me Or Not,” as well as their first kiss. 

The “Who’s Hot in Hollywood” item comes at a good time – Thompson Square was in LA last night, opening for Jason Aldean on his My Kinda Party 2011 Tour” at the Gibson Amphitheatre.

Thompson Square will also perform on the 45th Annual CMA Awards, Wednesday, Nov. 9th, live on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. 

About Thompson Square
One of Country music’s biggest breakout acts of 2011, Stoney Creek Records’ Thompson Square, have earned 12 major awards show nominations in 2011 including an American Music Award nod for “New Artist of the Year,” two CMA nominations for “New Artist of the Year” and “Vocal Duo of the Year” and 7 American Country Awards nominations. The Oklahoma-bred Keifer and Alabama bred Shawna combine classic country and rock influences to forge a sound that isthoroughly modern but built on the bedrock of tradition. The husband-and-wife’s infectious hit single, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” reached the coveted #1 spot on both Country radio charts and has sold 1.5 million downloads to-date.  The single is also the most played song of the year on Country radio (Mediabase). “Are You Going To Kiss Me Or Not” spent 5 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Country Digital Soundscan Chart, reached #1 on the Billboard Heat Seekers Chart and was the #1 Country Ringtone for 12 weeks straight.  Additionally, Thompson Square is the only duo to reach #1 on CMT’s Top 50 Artist Chart in 2011.

Thompson Square has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, Fox & Friends and Fox’s Summer Concert Series, as well as been featured in Entertainment Weekly, People Country, Country Weekly, USA Today, The Washington Post and Billboard. Their current single, “I Got You,” is a Top 10 hit.  Thompson Square spent 2011 opening for multi-platinum country rocker Jason Aldean on his My Kinda Party 2011 Arena Tour.  Thompson Square go on the road with Darius Rucker’s U.S. tour next week and joins Lady Antebellum’s We Own the Night 2012 tour in January.

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