Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles Enjoys A Music And Fun-Filled 29th Birthday
(Nashville, TN – January 28, 2013) – Stephen Barker Liles, one half
of hot Country duo Love and Theft, enjoyed an extended 29th Birthday
celebration last week filled with music and friends.
On Wednesday, Stephen and Eric joined an “in the round” evening at
the Bluebird Café, revered as a hallowed haunt for Nashville’s best
songwriters. Love and Theft played their #1 hit “Angel Eyes,” current
single, “Runnin’ Out of Air,” and revealed some new songs. Later, the
group dined at a local hibachi grill.
Thursday was Stephen’s actual birthday. First, he and Eric spent the
day writing with The Warren Brothers, another dynamic duo who
collaborated with Love and Theft on their current album. Later, Stephen
was surprised by friends when he arrived home to find a house full of
balloons with handwritten messages on each one. The party then moved to a
karaoke club, where Stephen selected The Eagles “Seven Bridges Road” to
“I like to find a reason to celebrate every day and since it was my
birthday, I had extra incentive!” says Stephen with a grin. “But I gotta
say, it was really special to spend time in town writing songs, resting
and then getting such an awesome surprise from my friends. They put so
much thought into showing me how much they care and it was incredible!
We’ve been lucky enough to be able to travel and tour all over but times
like this remind me of what a blessed life I have here in Nashville.”
ABOUT RCA Nashville duo LOVE AND THEFT (Stephen Barker Liles and Eric
Gunderson) are an ACM, ACA, CMA and CMT-nominated duo who released
their self-titled album on RCA Nashville in July 2012. A true duo, Eric
and Stephen share lead vocals throughout their album, which was produced
by Josh Leo (Alabama, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band). The LOVE AND THEFT album
includes the Gold-Certified, #1 hit “Angel Eyes,” and current single,
“Runnin’ Out of Air.” They have toured with Brad Paisley, Jake Owen and
will join Tim McGraw on his “Two Lanes of Freedom” Tour In May 2013.
Love and Theft is currently nominated for “New Vocal Duo or Group,”
one of three fan-voted newcomer awards. Fans can vote daily at
VoteACM.com until Monday, February 4th (3:00pm EST). The winners will
then compete for New Artist of the Year at the 48thAnnual Academy of
Country Music Awards (Broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, April 7th, 2013).
Their latest single, “RUNNIN’ OUT OF AIR” is the second from the
album Love and Theft (RCA Nashville). The song is a slinky Country
rocker that describes the breathtaking intoxication of desire when the
person you want is so good…and so bad. Penned by Matt Jenkins, Shane
McAnally, and Josh Osborne, it has inspired industry insiders to call it
a country hit flavored by The Eagles and Maroon 5.