Love And Theft Celebrate First No. 1 Single with “Angel Eyes”

Love and Theft are celebrating their first no. 1 single. “Angel Eyes” tops both the Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and Country Aircheck this week. The single is also their first Gold certification by R.I.A.A. after selling more than 500,000 copies. “Thanks to my co-writers Jeff Coplan and Eric Paslay for changing my life and [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Love and Theft

In the three years since Love and Theft released their debut album, World Wide Open in 2009, the group has undergone some major changes. The biggest shifts involved the closing of their label and the departure of member Brian Bandas, leaving fellow founding members Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson searching for a new deal [...] Read More

Love And Theft to Release CD June 5

ACM Vocal Duo of the Year nominee Love and Theft, Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, is thrilled to be releasing their new album on June 5 on RCA Records. Love and Theft is a bit different from the group that scored a Top 10 hit two years ago with “Runaway.” But the changes that [...] Read More

2010 Rewind: No. 12 — Rascal Flatts Weathers Disney Shutdown

A dismal, sluggish economy was central to every part of American life in 2010, and it certainly had an effect on Music Row. Nowhere was it more obvious than when Disney shut down the Lyric Street Records office in April, creating turmoil in the lives of several artists, including Rascal Flatts. The Lyric Street closing and all that it represented is the No. 1 story among country music’s one dozen most important stories of the year. Read More

Love And Theft Turns Misfortune Into Opportunity

It’s been five months now since Love And Theft discovered that its record label had shut its doors. Which left the group that got its first hit in 2009 without an outlet to turn “Runaway” into runaway success. They aren’t freaking out about it, in part because working as a band on a national level isn’t quite like other jobs. For one thing, the trio — Brian Bandas, Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles — doesn’t have just one boss or one way to draw income. A record deal is one potential revenue stream, but so are concert-ticket sales and songwriting, and they’re still doing those things. So when Disney first closed Lyric Street Records, the guys weren’t initially bothered by it. Read More