Country music newcomer Tara Thompson stopped by the 106.1 The Twister studios in Tulsa, OK for a radio tour this week and she was a lot of spunk packed into a tiny package.
The 5 foot “and 1/16,” she laughingly added, singer showed us her fun personality and quirky songwriting with a 5-song preview of her upcoming album. The East Tennessee native told us she wrote 10 of the 12 songs, and the two she didn’t write felt as if the songwriter reached into her brain and wrote what she was feeling. Thompson is putting on the finishing touches on the album and hopes to release it in the next few months.
“Vows” is a cheeky song based on her sister’s wedding, “Pregnant at the Prom” is the touching tale of her mom being pregnant with her as a teen and “Pink Flamingos” describes the differences in her tomboy nature verses her friend’s Gucci style and whether they would rather have “red roses or pink flamingos.”
Thompson admittedly doesn’t do man-bashing songs or even too many love songs so her attempt at a love song is called “Jail” which includes the lyrics “love me like you just got out of jail.” Her current single “Someone to Take Your Place” is a fun, feisty song about getting over a breakup.
Tara Thompson’s sound is a throwback to the early women of country with sass, spunk and lots of twang. Her writing reminds me of Kacey Musgraves and is pure country fun. She is set to join the CMT Next Women of Country Tour with Jennifer Nettles, Brandy Clark and Lindsay Ell starting January 15th. Keep your eye on Tara Thompson in 2016, this little firecracker is about to explode.
Be sure to pick up Tara Thompson’s debut single “Someone to Take Your Place” (released on Dec. 4) on iTunes.
Author: Shannon Herrold
I’m a self-proclaimed music nerd from Oklahoma who enjoys all genres and can pretty much sing a snippet of any song you can think of. Being a mom of 2, a Zumba Instructor and a volunteer at my kids’ school keeps me busy but I can never go to too many concerts. Live music is my passion and I love writing about those experiences.