Love and Theft member to become father
Monday, November 12, 2012
– Eric Gunderson, one-half of Love And Theft, will soon become a father.
The first-time father to be said, "Emily and I are so excited to announce that we will be having our first child on May 18th of next year. I am so thrilled and know that my beautiful wife will be the most amazing mother."
This will be Eric and Emily Gunderson's first child. The couple wed in April 2010.
RCA Nashville duo Love and Theft recently received two CMA Award nominations (New Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo of the Year) and are currently nominated for an American Country Award. Their self-titled album was released in July and features the Gold-certified, chart topper, Angel Eyes and their new single, Runnin' Out of Air.
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