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Kelleigh Bannen Magnificently Performs “Time Machine” on Today Show – Her TV Debut!

Regular readers of Variety Beat know that country artist and singer/songwriter Kelleigh Bannen is one of our favorite acts. We are still soaking up her debut album Favorite Colors that was released last month and will process its magnificence ASAP. A Nashville native, Bannen has been working towards her dreams of sharing her music with the world. This week, she had the opportunity to make her television debut on The Today Show with hosts Hoda Kotb and Willie Geist.

“Time Machine” was not a single Bannen put out ahead of the album release, but the song has a special meaning to her.

“I guess I’ve just been thinking a lot about how our stories don’t unfold the way we think they are going to, or on the timeline. Sometimes, that just makes you that much more thankful for the opportunity.” 

Those words couldn’t be more true, as Bannen has been in the industry for the last decade working towards her dreams. Her TV debut comes much later than she originally thought it would, but that’s what made this moment so much sweeter. She doesn’t take anything for granted. She shared with People Now on their podcast how she used to think she would be the exception. When her label would tell her that it’s hard to get women played on the radio, she thought ‘that’s ok, I’ll be the exception.’

Bannen no longer thinks it’s ok to be the exception. “I don’t want my friends to be the exception, I don’t want Maren Morris to be the exception” she explained. She went on to say some progress has been made and that talking about it helps others realize there is a stigma. As for changes that can be made, Bannen explains that it doesn’t just boil down to one person or one thing, but it’s so ingrained in the system that it’s going to take time before change is truly evident.

Bannen hosted a facebook live on Thursday, 10/31 where she spoke about performing on the show and admitted she was so nervous. She also admitted that anyone looks good on tv because of the crew that puts them together. She even had people giving her a spray tan! Part of her appeal is her authenticity and honesty. She wasn’t afraid to reveal her true self as she often shares stories make up free (by the way, she’s still beautiful).

Favorite Colors is out now!


Thompson Square Performs “You Make It Look So Good” on TODAYShow! – Watch

Our favorite Country Duo Thompson Square performed their latest single “You Make It Look So Good” on the TODAY show Friday October 28, 2016!


Shawna and Keifer Thompson also got to bring their son Cooper along as they talked about how he’s influenced their new music and changed their lives for the better. Their new single touches on never wanting to settle down and then meeting someone who make marriage and kids look so good.


The GRAMMY nominated Country Duo has been touring around the Country this year and has shows scheduled through early December! The happy family already showed off their time at Disney World where they dressed up as the Adams Family! Can’t wait for more Halloween photos!

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Cooper Thompson on the TODAY show!

Thompson Square to Perform “You Make It Look So Good” on The Today Show!

Television is so much more exciting when Thompson Square is set to perform! The duo is made up of GRAMMY nominated husband and wife singer/songwriters Keifer and Shawna Thompson. Their latest single “You Make It Look So Good” was produced by GRAMMY winning producer, Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift).


The duo had their first born child earlier this year and have been married for 17 years! “You Make It Look So Good” is about not having the desire to settle down until you meet someone who changes everything, and suddenly everything you never wanted starts to look so good.

WATCH: Thompson Square’s Home Movie For “You Make It Look So Good”


Thompson Square will join Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford in the 10 AM hour of TODAY (all time zones) Friday October 28, 2016!

“You Make It Look So Good” jumped up 3 spots on Billboard this week and is soon to enter the top 50! It’s available across all digital retailers and streaming partners now.

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