Shawna and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square, took to social media to clue fans into a big announcement that was coming later. However, twitter followers got a head’s up when they RTed an article mentioning they were parting ways with their record label.
Big news from Thompson Square TONIGHT! pic.twitter.com/0N6rSEGgEF
— thompson square (@thompsonsquare) July 13, 2017
Stoney Creek Records, a division of Broken Bow Records (home to Jason Aldean), has been the duo’s home since they first got a record deal back in 2010. The duo has two #1 singles and has racked up 7 award wins along with 2 GRAMMY nominations!
It’s been four years since the duo’s last album and since then fans have gotten a few singles, but are anxious for that third studio album! It has been just as frustrating for the duo as it has been for fans. Although, Stoney Creek has been a huge part of all their success, in the end sometimes a label can only take an artist so far.
It’s like ending a relationship on good terms, but knowing that it’s no longer beneficial for either party. Sometimes it takes that step to take control back over the vision and music. Without a label, Thompson Square will have more freedom to release music, an album and just do more of what feels good creatively. This is a good thing for fans eager to hear more music from the duo and a future album might just be around the corner.
In the meantime, the duo promises to stay very active on social media, where they have started “WinoWednesday” where they sing, hang out and drink wines while their fans tune in.
— thompson square (@thompsonsquare) July 12, 2017
To our favorite duo, we can’t wait to see what you have in store, and we will always be in your corner.