Contact Us

Thompson Square Perform the Johnny Cash Classic ‘Jackson’

Thompson Square
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Husband and wife duo Thompson Square covered another married duo’s hit at a recent concert in Fresno, Calif. The country music pair — Keifer Thompson and Shawna Thompson — performed the Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash classic ‘Jackson’ for excited fans.

The song, in which a young couple “got married in a fever hotter than a pepper sprout” only to eventually yearn for getting away from each other and escaping into the excitement of a town called Jackson, was written in 1963 and first recorded by the Kingston Trio, then by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. But the Grammy-winning Johnny and June Carter Cash version from 1967 is by far the definitive rendition, and Thompson Square borrowed from that rockabilly arrangement for a surprisingly faithful performance.

The couple first came to prominence with the release of their second single, ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not,’ which proved a No. 1 hit.  They are nominated for two 2012 CMA Awards in the categories of Vocal Duo of the Year and New Artist of the Year.

Next: See the Top 100 Country Songs of All Time

Watch Thompson Square Perform ‘Jackson’

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Taste of Country

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Taste of Country quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!