Love and Theft shoot first video
Monday, April 27, 2009
– After spending most of 2009 on the road visiting with country radio and promoting the release of their first single, Runaway,
Love And Theft's Brian Bandas, Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles recently shot their first video for the Don't Wake Me.
The video features footage from their cross-country journey visiting more than 70 country radio stations this year. The video can be seen on TV and online starting this week.
Don't Wake Me, written by Liles with co-producer Jeff Coplan, is 1 of the 11 tracks on Love And Theft's upcoming debut CD, "World Wide Open." The video, directed by Devin Pense, was shot at Nashville's I-MAG Video and includes live performance footage intercut with personal videos taken over the last three years since the band has been together along with video from their recent cross-country radio tour. The CD may be out this summer.
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