Josh Thompson grew up in Cedarburg, Wisc., and was pouring concrete with his father at the age of 12. By the time he hit Nashville in 2005, Thompson was well-versed in the notion of working for a paycheck, a general theme which permeates many of his songs. He caught a break when Jason Michael Carroll recorded his song "Growing Up Is Getting Old." Having signed with Sony, Thompson released the blue-collar anthem "Beer on the Table." A self-titled EP followed, with an eye towards a 2010 debut full-length.