Singer/songwriter Templeton Thompson draws from a deep well of influences that combine with her Texas roots to give her style of country music a distinctive, soulful edge. She names Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow and Don Williams as her most influential heroes.
You can find her songs on million-selling CD's from country superstars like Reba McEntire, Jo Dee Messina and Little Texas. Her song, “Settle Down Cinderella” is featured on the 2006 20th Century/Fox Motion Picture, “Dr. Doolittle 3”
She's one of Nashville's sought after session vocalists having sung countless demos as well as background vocals for major label artists like Reba McEntire. She has performed on stage for audiences across the US, in Europe and in Japan.
Additionally, Templeton serves on the board of directors for the Nashville chapter of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. She’s also been named worldwide ambassador for EAGALA (the Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association).
Templeton was recently named the top female country artist by AmericanIdolUnderground.com. Other honors include being named among the top artists of the year by Texas radio DJs in early ’05. Her first single “If I Didn’t Need The Money”, spent 8 weeks in the Top 10 on the Texas Music Chart. Her CD “i remember you” remains an “Editor’s Choice” on CD Baby.com.
An avid horsewoman, Templeton was asked to join country artists Clay Walker and Chris Cagle, golf legend Tom Watson, as well as football Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Mel Blount to ride and perform at the Walker/Watson Charity Cutting Horse Event in Kansas City.
Combining her love for horses with her passion for music, Templeton includes major horse expos and other National horse events in her touring schedule…often performing from horseback. At the 2006 All American Quarterhorse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, she performed to a sold-out crowd during the Freestyle reining finals.
With 3 CDs to her credit, “i remember you”, “i still feel” and her newly released “girls & horses”, Templeton maintains a busy touring and promotional schedule.