Love and Theft Help Salute Small-Town America
Love and Theft are getting the chance to help spotlight the Top 10 Single Best Towns in America in a contest sponsored by Kraft Singles Cheese and Disney/ABC.
The trio's Brian Bandas says the group is excited to be part of the contest, which runs through April 11. "It's a very cool opportunity for us," Brian tells The Boot. "We get to be the face and voice of this contest, and have helped choose the top 10. People have written paragraphs about their small towns and what makes them the best, and now America votes for the winner. They win a big block party where we come and play, and some soap stars will be there too."
Though they hail from bigger cities, the guys say their favorite smaller towns are Savannah, Ga. and Charleston, S.C., and there's one tiny town they'll never forget, according to group member Eric Gunderson. "We played on this Jason Aldean show in Carney, Neb,, in a rodeo arena where this place just straight-up was built on a dirt slab. It was red clay, and even the shower in our dressing room had red clay in it, but it was actually a really good crowd! They must've driven awhile, though!"
The towns in the running are Three Lakes, Wis., Augusta, Ga., Bell Buckle, Tenn., Richmond, Mich., Hamburg, N.Y., Girard, Ill., Gastonia, N.C., Lexington, Ky., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Twinsburg, Ohio.
Voting is underway now at the contest website.