While at the Bluebird Café, Thompson performed an acoustic rendition of his debut single “One Day Tonight” during a writer’s round that featured Lady A’s Charles Kelley, Emily Weisband, Steven Lee Olsen and Jimmy Robbins, who produced his debut single.
On Wednesday (June 8), the Kentucky native took to social media to share a photo from the evening as well as a clip of him performing the tune. Idol runner-up HunterGirl was also in attendance at the event cheering on her friend and Idol cohort.
“Honored to sit on a stage and sing #onedaytonight with these legendary people at the famous @bluebirdcafetn,” Thompson wrote, before tagging the other musicians who appeared at the event.
The Instagram post began with a photo of Thompson, Robbins and HunterGirl posing beneath the glow of the iconic Bluebird logo. The next slide of the post featured a video of Thompson sitting beside Weisband and Robbins on acoustic guitar, wearing a backwards hat, tan shirt and blue jeans, performing “One Day Tonight” as Kelley and Olsen watched.
The performance marked Thompson live debut at the historic Music City venue.
Co-written by Jared Griffin, Trannie Anderson, and Brett Sheroky and produced by Jimmy Robins, “One Day Tonight” showcases Thompson’s signature raspy vocals alongside pop/country vocals.
The song flawlessly showcases Thompson’s signature southern vocals on full display over a pop/country instrumental.
“I fell in love with ‘One Day Tonight’ as soon as I heard it, just by the sound of the melody,” Thompson, who is currently in the Top 5 on Idol, shared. “The lyrics are beautiful, the song has so much meaning and it is also so catchy! Can’t believe I get to sing it, to be honest, it blows my mind. I hope so many people love it just like I did when I first heard it!”
“One Day Tonight” finds the former construction worker singing about his lover and how she dreams about their future together while sipping on wine.
“She wants a wedding in September/ Save up all winter/ Spend our summers in a fix ‘er upper in Denver/ She wants a girl and a boy/ And a old dog named Ole Roy Lord I hope this old boy can give her that life/ So go on girl/ Pour a glass of wine/ And dream aloud, talk about/ One day tonight,” he sings on the chorus.