Love and Theft to Join Tim McGraw on 2013 Tour

Love and Theft to Join Tim McGraw on 2013 Tour

Hot duo Love And Theft has entered 2013 with radio momentum, nomination jitters and cardio resolutions ahead of their highly-anticipated tour with Tim McGraw.

Their new single is "runnin'" ahead of schedule. Love and Theft's slinky, hot-under-the-collar single, "Runnin' Out of Air" entered the MediaBase Top 40 after just six weeks. That's well ahead of the duo's Gold-certified single "Angel Eyes," which hit #1 last August.

"We know from experience that nothing is certain. After Country radio gave us our first #1 with 'Angel Eyes,' we're just grateful to have a new song out that has also been so well received," says Eric Gunderson. "'Runnin' Out of Air,' is a groove we're proud of and hearing it on the airwaves is an unbelievable feeling."

Starting Monday, fans can vote for ACM "Newcomer" categories. Love And Theft is nominated for "New Vocal Duo or Group," one of three fan-voted newcomer awards. Voting begins Monday, January 21 (12:00pm EST) and music lovers can vote every day at or until voting closes on 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).

"We have been through a lot in our seven years together. We are thrilled to be nominated and we are so grateful to fans for accepting us as this new incarnation of Love and Theft. Your votes would mean the world to us," says Gunderson, with a tip of the hat to the obstacles they've overcome to reach their current success.

After Tim McGraw's announcement, Eric and Stephen get in gear (tour dates below). This week, it was announced that Love And Theft would join the iconic McGraw on his upcoming "Two Lanes of Freedom Tour." The 30-city trek begins May 2nd in Birmingham, AL and continues through July.

"We can't even wait to start the Tim tour!!!! He's the man," states Stephen Barker Liles. "I don't know if I'll be doing any four mile runs or lifting Monster Truck tires before the show like he does...maybe Eric will... But we are gonna have a blast with him, Brantley and both their teams of super talented musicians and crew! And Tim always has Stellar catering so that doesn't suck."

ABOUT 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). Love And Theft includes the Gold-Certified, #1 hit "Angel Eyes," and current single, "Runnin' Out of Air." In the summer of 2012, they toured with Brad Paisley, then joined CMT's Jake Owen: The Summer Never Ends 2012 Tour. In May 2013, they'll hit the road with Tim McGraw. Visit: Follow: @loveandtheft

"RUNNIN' OUT OF AIR" is the second single 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.

5/2 Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
5/3 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/4 Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
5/10 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
5/11 Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
5/12 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
5/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
5/18 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
5/19 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
5/23 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/24 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
5/25 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
5/26 Darien Lakes, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
5/30 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
5/31 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
6/1 Washington, D.C. @ Jiffy LubeLive
6/7 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
6/8 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre
6/9 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/13 Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents the Pavilion
6/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
6/15 Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green
6/20 Beaumont, TX @ Ford Park Pavilion
6/22 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
6/28 Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
6/29 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
6/30 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/25 Toronto, ONT @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/26 Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/27 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach