Guests trekked through the steamy Nashville sunshine to a Music Row bar and eatery Tuesday afternoon (June 18) to celebrate Thompson Square’s second No. 1 single, “If I Didn’t Have You.”
Specifically, the event was to honor the song’s four co-writers — the husband-and-wife team of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, plus Paul Jenkins and Jason Sellers. It was jointly sponsored by Broken Bow Records and the three performance rights organizations, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.
The locale for the festivities was a restaurant now called The Row, which in an earlier incarnation developed a storied history as The Longhorn. The Longhorn closed there in 2008.
“This is a legendary spot,” said Thompson Square’s label chief, Jon Loba, as he called the crowd to order. “It’s where Brooks & Dunn met, where Bud Lee sold the rights to ‘Friends In Low Places’ to pay his bar tab and where Harlan Howard held court.”
Loba pointed out that with the chart success of “If I Didn’t Have You,” Thompson Square now boasted a No. 1 song from each of its two albums, Thompson Square (which yielded the sassy “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not”) and Just Feels Good.
Thompson Square records for Stoney Creek Records, which is an imprint of Broken Bow. Read the rest of this story here..
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