JOSH THOMPSON BRINGS FANS ON HIS "ROAD TO THE ACM AWARDS" AND INTRODUCES FIRST OFFICIAL FAN CLUB

First Josh Thompson Official Fan Club, “The Chrome Bullet Crew” Now Online
Debut Album Way Out Here In Stores Now

For Immediate Release
April 12, 2010

For Columbia newcomer Josh Thompson, the road to country music stardom began five years ago, when the singer/songwriter from Wisconsin moved to Nashville, landed a publishing deal and made ends meet by pouring concrete, all the while playing over 100 shows a year all over the country in a 15-passenger van. Now, The Academy of Country Music has asked Josh to document his first trip to the ACM Awards show in the “Road To The ACM Awards” series, exclusively available now on CBS.com. “Road to the ACM Awards – Josh Thompson” features Thompson’s journey leading up the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air Sunday April 18th on the CBS Television Network at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

The “Road To The ACM Awards” webisode series have previously featured artists Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Gloriana as newcomers, all of whom have gone on to achieve major success in country music. Josh entered the country music scene with his debut single, “Beer On The Table,” which quickly climbed the charts to become a Top 20 hit. His current single and the title track off his debut album, “Way Out Here,” was just released to radio and is already Top 40 in two weeks. And with the release of his album Way Out Here, the Jagermeister Country Tour already under his belt, and Brad Paisley’s H20 2010 World Tour coming this summer, Josh Thompson is proving to be no exception to the trend.

“It was an honor to be chosen for the Road To The ACM Awards webisodes on CBS.com this year and it was an absolute blast to film. I look forward to going to Vegas for my first experience with the ACM Awards,” says Thompson. While in Vegas, Josh will also be performing for the service men and women of Nellis Air Force Base during the USO Concert in Partnership with ACM Lifting Lives.

In addition to keeping up with Josh on the road, fans can now join the first official Josh Thompson Fan Club, called “The Chrome Bullet Crew.” Created at www.thechromebulletcrew.com, the new fan club is an exciting environment for people to get engaged in his career and obtain up-to-the-minute information on all things Josh Thompson. By joining The Chrome Bullet Crew, fans will get behind the scenes video and pictures from the road, meet & greet information, merchandise, participate in contests, and much more.

For more information, visit www.joshthompsonofficial.com.

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