RCA country duo, Love and Theft, completely stole the show at Seacrest Studios when the ACM-nominated artists stopped by to perform, and visit patients, at Levine Children's Hospital. The Charlotte crowd welcomed Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson to the studio during a concert stop in the Queen City.
Both Liles and Gunderson are singer/songwriters, and guitar players, which thrilled patients who had gathered in the studio, and who peered over the balcony above, to hear them sing. Before things got started, Stephen relocated the in-studio Selena Gomez life-sized cut-out so that she was a part of the interview too! With a performance of "Angel Eyes" from their current hit album, If You Ever Get Lonely, the duo mesmerized fans with their harmony and vocal talent. Patients got to ask questions about everything from how the two got started to where they are from – Eric is a Charlotte native! After a Q&A where they told patients that during a music video shoot they sing the same song at least 40 times, Eric and Stephen played Song Libs and the prize was a re-write of their hit, "Runnin' Out of Air." The new version is a tribute to a beloved pet, Gus-Gus, that both men have ties to. Be sure to watch the video for the whole story!
The fun and laughter lasted until Love and Theft said goodbye. We'll be watching in April when the Academy of Country Music Awards takes place in Las Vegas and we're hoping that Gus-Gus is mentioned in any acceptance speeches or interviews on the red carpet. Thanks, Stephen and Eric! You brightened our day!