Taylor Swift’s ‘Hey Stephen’ Inspiration Returns the Favor
In 2008, Taylor Swift's then-just-released album, 'Fearless,' became a monster hit and garnered lots of attention not only for the singer but for the subjects of her deeply personal songs. One such tune was 'Hey Stephen,' which included dreamy, romantic lines such as, "I can't help it if you look like an angel / Can't help it if I wanna kiss you in the rain" and "come feel this magi
Jaron, Frankie Ballard, Grascals + More Reveal 2011 Resolutions
Exercise more and eat less -- that may be the most common New Year's resolution, but that's not exactly what we heard when we asked about the resolutions of some of country's brightest stars! Here are a few of our favorite celebrity plans for 2011: Jaron and the Long Road to Love: "To end the long road to love...
Love and Theft Play Opry for Final Time as a Trio
Friday night (Dec. 3), Love and Theft graced the stage of the Ryman Auditorium for their final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry program as a trio. Last week, The Boot announced exclusively that guitarist and vocalist Brian Bandas would be leaving the band after the first of the year to pursue a different creative path than Love and Theft's remaining members, Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson
Love and Theft’s Brian Bandas to Leave Group in New Year
Love and Theft's Brian Bandas will leave the band next year, the group confirms exclusively with The Boot. While founding members Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles will continue the Love and Theft tradition as a duo in 2011, Brian, who has been with the band since they formed in 2006, will depart following the trio's New Years Eve show...
Love and Theft Plan Ahead for New Music, New Record Deal
When Love and Theft's deal with Lyric Street Records ended, thanks to the closing of the Disney-owned label back in April, the band picked up the pieces and decided to put the future of their career in their own hands. In between weddings for band members Eric Gunderson and Brian Bandas, the band has been focusing on their songwriting, while keeping their eye on signing to a new label and releasin
Halloween Memories Haunt Randy, Luke, Chris + More
Trick or treat! The Boot talks to Randy Houser, Luke Bryan, Chris Young and more about their Halloween memories and all-time favorite costumes. Randy Houser: "I just remember running like hellions all through the night on Halloween. Hay rides were always fun because you got to cuddle up to your little girlfriend...
Love and Theft to Write Song for a Special Fan
Love and Theft are gearing up to write a their first fan-inspired song. Now through November 10, fans can submit entries of their most original and effective way to promote Love and Theft, then put their ideas into action. The winner of the 'Our Song for You' contest will get the ultimate prize: a song written about them by the group's Eric Gunderson, Stephen Barker Liles and Brian Bandas... Read
Love and Theft’s Brian Bandas Shares Wedding Details
Last month, Love and Theft's Brian Bandas was the latest member of the trio to take the walk down the matrimonial aisle. On September 26, Brian wed girlfriend Kelly Barons in an evening ceremony at Nashville's Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, with about 175 friends and family members present...

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