Thompson Square had their very first #1 party this week for their hit song, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not." I talked to Keifer and Shawna before the festivities began. They are such a sweet couple with amazing chemistry…you can feel it when they walk into a room. So much has happened in their career in the past year, really. Not that their success has been overnight…Keifer made sure I knew that they’ve been working hard for 13 years trying to “make it." But just a year ago, they were both bar tending downtown. And now, they’re celebrating a number one hit…PLUS…the song is one of the top ring tones of any song in any genre of music….AND they’re nominated for a couple of CMT Music Awards AND they’re touring with Jason Aldean…so they’ve definitely hit a lot of music career milestones this past year. I asked Keifer and Shawna if all of this success and working together everyday...day in and day out has affected their marriage. Here’s Shawna’s response to that:
Shawna: “Keifer and I have worked many, many jobs together. We moved to town the same week…Keifer got me my first job at a boot store that he worked at…and I did photography, he did graphic design…we bartended together…so really…it hasn’t been that different…its really the only way that we know, as far as work.”
Both brought their parents and other close family members to the #1 party, and I wasn’t prepared for such an emotional event. Keifer warned us all that they are both "criers"…and he was right! He presented his precious parents with a plaque and they all hugged and cried for a long time. Shawna had a plaque for her parents, but her dad couldn’t make the party because he’s not doing so well…so she said she’d hold on to it until she can see him in person…and she hugged her mom and cried. But the most emotional moment was after Keifer thanked everybody one in the room. Shawna took the mic and said, "I want to thank one person…and that’s Kefier. Because without you, I wouldn’t be here. I thank God for you everyday.” Then they hugged and cried…and then we ALL cried!!! I’ve never been to a party like that before. : )
They’re so humble and sweet…Congratulations, Keifer and Shawna! It couldn't have happened to a nicer couple!