CMA-Nominated Duo in NYC To Kick Off CMT On Tour With Headliner Jake Owen
(New York, NY - Oct. 9, 2012) -- RCA Nashville's break-out duo LOVE AND THEFT (Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles) will visit CBS This Morning on Wednesday, Oct 10 - the same day they help kick off the 11th Annual CMT On Tour in New York City with headliner Jake Owen and special guests, Florida Georgia Line.
Currently nominated for two CMA Awards - the coveted New Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo of the Year - Love and Theft will visit the CBS set to reflect on their journey of obstacles and reinvention, which eventually led them to the top of the charts. They'll also share the sense of humor that helped them stay best friends and keep the faith, even while navigating the turbulence of the music business.
Their recent #1 hit single, "Angel Eyes" was just the first to come from their self-titled album. As they begin their CMT On Tour dates, they're also planning their video shoot for upcoming single, "Runnin’ Out of Air."
CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012 kicks off October 10 in New York City. Tour dates listed below and for ticket information, visit cmtontour.cmt.com.
October 10, 2012 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
October 12, 2012 Jackson, NJ Six Flags
October 18, 2012 Detroit, MI Royal Oak
October 19, 2012 Corbin, KY The Arena
October 26, 2012 Charlotte, NC Coyote Joe's
October 27, 2012 Troy, OH Hobart Arena
November 2, 2012 San Antonio, TX Cowboy Dancehall
November 3, 2012 Ft. Worth, TX Billy Bob's
November 8, 2012 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
November 9, 2012 Duluth, GA Wild Bill's
November 10, 2012 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
November 29, 2012 Chicago, IL House of Blues
November 30, 2012 Chicago, IL House of Blues
December 1, 2012 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
December 5, 2012 Kansas City, MO Midland
December 6, 2012 Minneapolis, MN Myth
December 7, 2012 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
December 8, 2012 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Duo Love and Theft, comprised of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, recently released their first studio album since joining RCA Nashville, appropriately titled Love and Theft. The ACM and CMT-nominated duo share lead vocals throughout the 11 songs on the album, which was produced by Josh Leo, who also produced some of their influences including bands Alabama and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The first single from the album “Angel Eyes” recently hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and the Country Aircheck airplay chart, and has been certified gold by R.I.A.A. Find Love and Theft online at www.LoveandTheft.com.
CMT ON TOUR launched in 2002 and has featured superstars Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Keith Urban. USA Today has referenced the CMT ON TOUR as the “proving ground for young country acts on the cusp of headliner status.” The tour is produced by Lindsay Bertelli of REACH.