From Calgary, the country capital of Canada, indie cowgirl Kim Thompson is charging forward with her latest single – “Hey Cowboy”!
Her seventh single is a country anthem, sashaying like a request from the saloon jukebox. The song is uptempo and authentic, complete with Thompson’s swinging vocals wrapped like a lasso around the melody.
The Alberta native is a trifecta of talent; a singer, songwriter with further credits in commercial and film including Heartland, and the Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain. In addition to her work on screen, Thompson is routinely found on the stage in Calgary, and spun on Sirius country stations. Accolades include a CCMA, Country Music Alberta, YCC Awards and ACMA nominations, a SOCAN Travel Grant and Thompson continues to represent Alberta with ISSA. Thompson is also the vocal prowess behind the anthem while riding at Canadian Pro Rodeo and JHL Games.
Now saddled up with her latest single, “Hey Cowboy” is another win for Thompson and her commitment to pure country music. It’s a yarn-spinning, boot-stomping, railway rushing ditty that evokes nostalgia and compels you to want to sing along.
“‘Hey Cowboy’ is a song about the movies and production, written when I was working on set for the TV series, ‘Heartland’ with the horses and cowboy wranglers, riding and roping,” says Thompson, adding: “It speaks about simple cowboy spirit behind the scenes. I always liked to talk to the cowboys and hear the stories about movie work. The fantasy of movies we have painted with the cowboys and cowgirls as heros and cool folk. The importance is to recognize the dream of living the cowfolk life in the movies and so many characters.”
Thompson’s music is complete with visual components – videos that bring to life the story she’s telling. In “Hey Cowboy”, the viewer is up close and personal with true-blue cowboys, wrangling calves, roping, and riding.
A co-write by Thompson and Chard Morrison, “Hey Cowboy” was produced by Chris Birkett in Ontario, Canada. It follows Thompson’s previous releases “Heartache Heartbreak”, “This Christmas”, “Thinkin’ Bout” and “Game Of Love”. “The songs are energetic love empowerment for all ages,” Thompson describes.
So, dust off the boots. Tip your hat. Find a worn pair of Levis and head out to the ranch with “Hey Cowboy”. Kim Thompson promises to wrangle your attention and your heart.