Love and Theft is an American country music duo composed of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, both of whom sing lead vocals and play guitar. They originally formed as a trio in 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee, along with Brian Bandas (who also sang lead and played guitar). Signed to Lyric Street Records subsidiary Carolwood Records in 2009, Love and Theft made their chart debut in early 2009 with the single "Runaway," which reached the Top 10 on Billboard Hot Country Songs. The band's debut album, World Wide Open, was released on August 25, 2009.
In 2011, Love and Theft moved to RCA Records Nashville and released the single "Angel Eyes", which became their first number 1 single. It and the Top 40 singles "Runnin' Out of Air" and "If You Ever Get Lonely" all appear on their second, self-titled album.