Monday, August 13, 2012
– Love and Theft (Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson) hold the top spot this week on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and Country Aircheck with their RCA Nashville debut single Angel Eyes.
Love and Theft takes over from Kenny Chesney's Come Over.
The duo is celebrating two career milestones they have achieved over the past few days. Last Thursday, they received the news that the song was certified gold by R.I.A.A. and today learned the hit is the duo's first number one single.
"Thanks to my co-writers Jeff Coplan and Eric Paslay for changing my life and letting me write this song with them," says Love and Theft's Eric Gunderson. "I guess dreams really do come true! A number one song and a gold single in one week is so exciting. Thank you to the amazing RCA promo team. They are the best, and we are so fortunate to be working with them. This is one week that I will never forget."
Liles said, "I can't believe it. I'm truly humbled and grateful. Thank you so much to RCA, country radio and all our fans for making one of our biggest dreams come true."
The hit is number six this week on the Billboard Digital Country Songs chart and is the lead single from Love and Theft's self-titled album.