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Love and Theft – Showcase Vocal Chemistry with Latest Single


Love and Theft first made their mark on country music in 2009 with the Top Ten hit “Runaway.”  The single helped open the door for their debut album, World Wide Open which made it’s debut in the top ten and also produced the hit single “Dancing In Circles.”

Love and Theft started out as a trio with Stephen Barker Liles, Eric Gunderson and Brian Bandas,  who alternated on lead vocals.  In 2011, Bandas left the group and after a move from the Disney-affiliated Carolwood label to RCA, Liles and Gunderson scored their first #1 single with “Angel Eyes,” which was featured on Love and Theft’s self-titled second album, along with the hits “Runnin’ Out of Air” and “If You Ever Get Lonely.”

The duo went on to release “Night That You’ll Never Forget” in early 2014 as the lead single to an upcoming third album. In October 2014, Love and Theft parted ways with their label Sony Music and the album was put on hold.

They self-released “Whiskey on My Breath” through Hate & Purchase Music later in the year, and their third studio album, also titled Whiskey on My Breath, was released on February 10, 2015. Their Can’t Wait For the Weekend tour took place 2015-2016, taking place throughout the United States.

In March 2016, Love and Theft signed a new record deal with Curb Records, which immediately re-issued their previous single, “Whiskey on My Breath,” to country radio.

The new collection finds the pair stripping their sound down to its essence, with spare, largely acoustic arrangements that focus squarely on their impassioned performances and distinctive vocal chemistry. With Liles and Gunderson co-producing with longtime studio collaborator Josh Leo, Whiskey On My Breath showcases the emotional honesty of such self-penned new tunes as the title track and the pointedly personal “Everybody Drives Drunk,” along with new originals as “Easy,” and “Anytime, Anywhere,” which show Love and Theft’s playful sense of humor to be fully intact. Other highlights include “Get Drunk and Make Friends,” which the artists describe as the most honky-tonk song of their career, and “Wrong Baby Wrong.”

Love and Theft will be performing at the WGAR Country Jam on Saturday, August 6 at Black River Landing in Lorain, Ohio.

Here is the video to their single “Whiskey On My Breath” from the album of the same name.

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