Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson are celebrating their new record deal, as the artists have just signed with Nashville’s Curb Records. After releasing their most recent record Whiskey on My Breath independently, the duo are happy to be with a label that understands their authentic style.

“We realized we had a chance to give fans a record that best represented us as artists when we decided to release the new album independently,” says Gunderson. “By signing with Curb, who are an independent company themselves, we have an amazing opportunity to work with them while keeping our integrity as artists.”

The band had previously been signed with RCA records but were dropped in 2014. The guys say they weren't surprised at the breakup, though, as they didn’t mesh with the RCA team anyway. They were unable to release or re-record their 13 finished tracks with the label and had to begin again independently. Even without a label, Whiskey on My Breath reached No. 26 on the Billboard country albums chart.

Love and Theft are ready to get back out there with the iconic label and see what the new collaboration brings. “We are honored to be signed to Curb Records,” Liles adds. “Mike Curb and Jim Ed Norman are both legends who share our passion for music and independence, so to be a part of a team who understands and believes in who we are and the music we are making is inspiring.”

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