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Josh Thompson (singer)

Josh Thompson
Background information
Born (1978-01-23) January 23, 1978 (age 36)[1]
Origin Cedarburg, Wisconsin, U.S.[2]
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2005-present
Labels Columbia Nashville
RCA Records Nashville
Show Dog-Universal Music
Associated acts Jason Aldean
Jason Michael Carroll
Michael Knox

Josh Thompson (born January 23, 1978) is an American country music artist signed to Showdog Universal Music Nashville. On July 27, 2009, he released his debut album Way Out Here in January 2010. The album has produced three top 40 hits for him on the charts: "Beer on the Table", "Way Out Here" and "Won't Be Lonely Long".

Biography

Josh Thompson was born on January 23, 1978 in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.[2] He worked in construction starting at age twelve.[3] As a young adult, he took a nature course in the Nicolet National Forest.[4]

Thompson moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2005.[3][4] He worked as a songwriter, with his first cut being the title track to Jason Michael Carroll's album Growing Up Is Getting Old.[5] By 2009, Thompson had signed to Columbia Records' Nashville division. He released his debut single "Beer on the Table" in late 2009,[6] and it debuted at No. 55 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending August 15, 2009.[4] This song was followed by a four-song digital extended play which included that song and three other tracks.[7]


Way Out Here, his debut album, was released in February 2010 under the production of Michael Knox.[2][3] Thompson wrote or co-wrote every one of the album's ten tracks,[4] and promoted the album at the Northern Lights Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[8]

"Beer on the Table" peaked at number 17 on the country music charts. The album's second single, its title track, was released to radio in March 2010. Besides the two singles, the tracks "Won't Be Lonely Long" and "Blame It on Waylon" were made into music videos. Starting in February 2010, Thompson began touring with Eric Church on a 32-stop tour[4] and was tapped for portions of Brad Paisley's 2010 H2O Tour.[9] The album's third single "Won't Be Lonely Long" released to country radio on November 22, 2010. Thompson also co-wrote "Church Pew or Bar Stool", a song recorded by Jason Aldean on his 2010 album My Kinda Party. In 2011 he co-wrote a song on Brad Paisley's album This Is Country Music the song is entitled "A Man Don't Have to Die".

In August 2011, Thompson and label mate Miranda Lambert transferred to RCA Nashville as part of a corporate restructuring.[10] He released his first RCA Records single, "Comin' Around", in late 2011. However, Thompson parted ways with RCA Nashville in July 2012.[11] In September 2012 it was announced that Thompson had signed a recording contract with Show Dog-Universal Music and will release new music sometime in 2013.[12]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[13]
US
[14]
Way Out Here 9 28

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[15]
US Country Airplay US
[16][17]
CAN
[18]
2009 "Beer on the Table"A 17 103 Way Out Here
2010 "Way Out Here" 15 85
"Won't Be Lonely Long" 25
2011 "Comin' Around" 31 Change (unreleased)
2013 "Cold Beer with Your Name on It"B 40 33 88 TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[15]
2011 "Change" 47 Change (unreleased)

Music videos

Year Video Director
2009 "Beer on the Table" Wes Edwards
"Won't Be Lonely Long" (acoustic version)
2010 "Blame It on Waylon" Wes Edwards
"Way Out Here" (acoustic version)
"Way Out Here" (album version) Darren Doane
2011 "Won't Be Lonely Long" (album version) Wes Edwards
2012 "Comin' Around" P. R. Brown

References

External links

  • Official Website

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