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Love and Theft – “Whiskey On My Breath,” Aliens and Drinking with Pets

Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft with Alanna Massey of Focus on the 615

Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft with Alanna Massey of Focus on the 615

Love and Theft is making a stand about addiction with their latest single “Whiskey On My Breath.” The duo, comprised of Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles, has dealt with losing family members to alcoholism.

“It’s a pretty heavy topic,” Stephen said. “But it’s not all about drinking. It’s just about addictions in general. Almost everyone has their own addiction. It doesn’t have to be alcohol. It could be social media.”


The single skyrocketed from #200 to #2 on iTunes with a little support from the Bobby Bones Show.

“Bobby heard ‘Whiskey On My Breath’ and really related to it,” Eric said. “His mother died of alcoholism at 46.”

Eric struggled with alcoholism and was proudly 311 days sober at the time of our interview.

“Singing about it every night when I was still drinking was almost like I was giving myself a guilt trip in a way,” Eric said. “I was getting up there singing about the one thing that scared me to death more than anything – whiskey on my breath. It’s been good to get away from it and change my lifestyle.”

Eric’s new go-to drink is soda water or Diet Coke with a few limes. Stephen still enjoys an adult beverage every now and then.

“I drink vodka and water pretty much because you’re hydrating while you’re drinking.”

Good strategy, Stephen! That’s not his only advice about drinking.

Stephen, since you’re a year older and so much wiser than Eric, give us your words of wisdom. This is your legacy!

Eric: Give us like half of a tweet – so you get like 13 characters or something. Make this count, this is it. This will live on forever. Ladies and gentlemen, Stephen Barker Liles’ words to live by.

Stephen: You’re not drinking alone if your pet is with you.

Eric: Wow.

Stephen: It’s for all the pet lovers out there.

Eric, what’s the deal with your Twitter bio: “Life coach, alien expert, ceiling fan collector…follow me”?

Eric: Oh just two things I’m really passionate about. I’m really obsessed with aliens and area 51. No I’m kidding… I just put it on there as a joke. And then I watched an episode of something on TV where this guy collected oriental fans, and I thought it was so weird and strange. So I thought I’d put it on there, too. None of that’s true.

Stephen: CMA Fest we could get Love and Theft fans… for the fans.

Eric: Oh yeah the ones where you mist yourself!

OK guys… back to the important stuff. What do you have going on this year?

Stephen: We’re traveling all year playing tons of shows. We’ve been doing about 100 shows a year for 6 or 7 years. Some years we’re gone 200 days. There’s no telling how many shows we’re gonna do this year. We’re on pace for a lot.

Eric: It’s been the busiest beginning of a year for us as far as acoustic shows go.

Stephen: I’m gonna have a Companion Pass at the end of the year if I keep flying Southwest!

“Whiskey On My Breath” soaring to the top of the charts, drinking with pets, aliens and a busy year ahead. There ya have it, folks – Love and Theft!

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Love And Theft’s NIGHT THAT YOU’LL NEVER FORGET Tour Kicks Off October 16

Love-and-Theft-Night-That-Youll-Never-ForgetRCA Nashville duo Love And Theft (Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles) will be hitting the road this Fall for the Night That You’ll Never Forget Tour beginning October 16 in Portland, Maine.  Special guests are Joel Crouse, with DJ Rod Youree and DJ DU appearing on select dates of the 20+ city, cross country tour. Continue Reading →

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[Video] The 2nd Annual NRA Country KEGS & EGGS Event

NRA-CountryDuring CMA Music Festival on June 5th, NRA Country hosted their 2nd annual KEGS & EGGS event at Nashville’s Margaritaville with a packed house full of excited country music fans.  Continue Reading →

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New Love And Theft Fan-Centric Lyric Video


Check out Love and Theft’s official lyric video for their current single “Night That You’ll Never Forget” featuring tons of fan-submitted selfies & photos (as well as a few familiar faces). Enjoy!
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Dakota Bradley Gives Fans An Interesting Behind The Scenes View From A SOLD OUT Show

Dakota BradleyStreamsound recording artist, Dakota Bradley recently opened for Love and Theft and Craig Campbell at the famous Joe’s Bar in Chicago, and got creative with capturing behind the scenes content in the process.

Attaching go-pro cameras to his guitar, Dakota captures unique crowd shots during his performance of his single “Won’t Be Young Forever,” produced by country superstar Tim McGraw and Grammy award-winning producer Byron Gallimore. . The video also includes footage of Dakota performing the country classic “Fishin’ In The Dark” with Love and Theft and Craig Campbell.

Lucky for fans, Dakota compiled all of this and more in a brand new video! We encourage you to check it out, and purchase his single “Won’t Be Young Forever” on iTunes!

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A Closer Look @ Love and Theft

love-and-theftCheck out this fun interview I had with the guys from Love and Theft just prior to their performance at ACM Party For A Cause in Las Vegas!

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Love and Theft – Night That You’ll Never Forget Selfies

Love and Theft is asking fans to submit “Night That You’ll Never Forget” inspired selfies on Twitter & Instagram using #LnTselfies for the chance to be featured in the official lyric video!


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Listen To Love And Theft’s New Single

Love and Theft are back with a new single entitled “Night That You’ll Never Forget”. You can listen to it here!

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Love And Theft Debuts “Night That You’ll Never Forget”

love-and-theft New Single From ACM Vocal Duo Of The Year Nominee At Radio Now

Fans Can Post Party Selfies To #LnTSelfies To Win Shot In Lyric Video

Almost two years since the release of their last album, Love And Theft’s  Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson are excited to celebrate the good times with the release of their brand new single, “Night That You’ll Never Forget.” Written by Dallas Davidson and Ashley Gorley, the song celebrates the unexpectedly fun nights that memories are made of. It’s the first single from their upcoming sophomore RCA Records album. “Night That You’ll Never Forget” is available for purchase at http://smarturl.it/LNTnight and at all digital retailers. Continue Reading →

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Debut Of Country Now And “Live From Blackbird” YouTube Series



Country Now, the first original country music and lifestyle-dedicated YouTube channel, today announced the official launch of a new, intimate, performance driven program that will be recorded live from Nashville’s historic Blackbird Studios.  The performances, combined with artist commentary, are posted weekly at http://bit.ly/1gLeAp3 and have already featured music from Casey James, newcomer Dakota Bradley, Joe Nichols, Love and Theft and Parmalee. Continue Reading →

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