Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2009 Love And Theft performed "Runaway" in its Grand Ole Opry debut?

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Here are 5 fun facts about Love and Theft.

  • Love and Theft was founded in 2006 by Brian Bandas, Stephen Barker Liles, and Eric Gunderson
  • Love and Theft became a duo in 2011 when founding member Brian Bandas left the band.
  • Their musical influences include the Eagles, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley.
  • Coincidentally, both Stephen and Eric—who didn’t meet until they were in their early 20s—were practically raised in church. Stephen’s father is a pastor and Eric’s father is a worship pastor.
  • Their respective fathers fed them a steady diet of gospel, oldies and country.