His long hair and working-class persona are really beginning to make Josh Thompson a name country music will remember. Born January 23, 1978 in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Thompson moved to Nashville in 2005. There, he worked as a songwriter, writing songs like “Growing Up Is Getting Old” for Jason Michael Carroll. After signing with Columbia Records in 2009 as a recording artist, Thompson released his debut single, “Beer on the Table.”
“Beer on the Table” climbed its way up the charts, peaking within the Top 20 at Number Seventeen. His debut album, featuring the single, also found a home on the country charts at Number Nine. Thompson released two more singles off that album, Way Out Here, including its title track and “Won’t Be Lonely Long.” The song “Way Out Here” peaked at Number Fifteen on the country charts and within the Top 100 on the U.S. overall charts. “Won’t Be Lonely Long” peaked at Number Twenty-Five. Thompson released another single in 2011, “Comin’ Around,” which made it into the Top 40.
In 2010, Thompson toured with fellow country singer Eric Church. He was also tapped for some of Brad Paisley’s tour the same year. His songwriting career didn’t end when his career as a recording artist began, however, and Jason Aldean released Thompson’s co-penned song “Church Pew or Bar Stool” on his My Kinda Party album. The following year, Thompson also co-wrote Brad Paisley’s “A Man Don’t Have to Die.”
Thompson has more recently signed on with Show Dog-Universal Music recording company and has announced that he will be releasing new music in 2013.