Love and Theft Release Self-Titled Album July 24 On RCA Nashville

Love and Theft will perform their Top-Five lead single “Angel Eyes” LIVE on FOX & Friends

Love vs. Theft Sweepstakes Winners Will Be Announced on August 10

Nashville, TN – Love and Theft, Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, are thrilled to be releasing new music on a new record label (RCA Nashville) and working for the first time with legendary producer Josh Leo (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Alabama). On July 24, they will be celebrating the release of their second studio album, but to the ACM-nominated country duo, the self-titled release might as well be their first.

“This record represents the way we sound live,” says Stephen. Eric adds, “It shows a more mature, evolved Love and Theft but the core is still the same,” he says. “Our sound will always be driven by harmonies.”

Love and Theft is their first album since joining RCA Nashville, the home to many of their musical inspirations. “We feel like people will be hearing us for the first time,” says Eric. Stephen agrees and credits the label’s storied history with helping to reenergize the band. “The history of RCA is incredible. Just knowing that we are on the same label as some of our biggest influences, like Elvis Presley, is an awesome feeling.”

That excitement is palpable throughout the 11 songs that comprise the album, a fluid mix of country melodies and sing-along choruses, all driven by Eric’s earthy voice and Stephen’s high-altitude tenor. The guys share lead vocals, harmonize like a church choir, and bolster their songs with their own guitar playing.
“We sound like brothers when we sing,” says Eric. “Stephen and I have always been on the same page as far as the vision for the band, and we feel like we have made the record we’ve always wanted to make and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”

The duo is also giving fans a chance to participate in a Love vs. Theft sweepstakes. Fans choose a team based on whether they see themselves as a hopeless romantic or a heartbreaker, then try to earn points for their respective teams. Prizes will be announced on August 10 and include dinner with Love and Theft, signed merchandise, tickets to a show, and more. Fans can sign up by clicking on this link: http://album.loveandtheft.com/

In addition, the site includes sneak peeks of tracks from their new self-titled album and a special hello from Stephen and Eric.

“Angel Eyes” is Love and Theft’s lead single from their new record. The song, co-written by Jeff Coplan, Eric Paslay and Eric Gunderson, jumped into the Top-Five today on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and Country Aircheck. The track has sold nearly 500K digital downloads and is No. 6 on Billboard’s Digital Country Songs chart. The music video for “Angel Eyes” has received over 1.5 million views on VEVO.com.

The duo will perform their hit single, “Angel Eyes,” LIVE on FOX & Friends. They will also perform an additional track from the record, “Runnin’ Out of Air,” for the live web show that airs immediately following FOX & Friends -http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-friends/live-event

Love and Theft are currently out on the road this summer with Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality World Tour, performing on the “Virtual Opry” stage through September 29.

To learn more about Love and Theft, click on this link: http://youtu.be/ajKH0Fn4kUA