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Kicker Country Stampede Gets Bigger with Travis Tritt, Craig Morgan, Love and Theft and More!

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Travis Tritt, who is celebrating 25 years of making Country music with hits including “Country Club,” “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” “Anymore” and “Help Me Hold On,” is one of the latest additions to the star-studded Kicker Country Stampede 2015 line-up. Tritt, Craig Morgan, Love and Theft, Dallas Smith, LOCASH, Chase Bryant, Angaleena Presley, Chris Lane, Clare Dunn, Caroline Kole and the Kristina Craig Band will join previously-announced performers megastar and judge on NBC’s The Voice Blake Shelton, superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, Country music’s sweetheart Sara Evans, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Blackjack Billy and Sasha McVeigh on the Kicker Country Stampede main stage June 25-28 in Manhattan, Kansas.

For the second year in a row, Kicker Country Stampede is officially sold out of Premier, Preferred and Reserved Primitive campsites. For those fans who want the full Stampede experience, a very limited number of first come, first serve primitive campsites are available for $140 until Feb. 28. First come, first serve primitive campers are welcome to bring either a tent or RV. For more information on tickets and camping or for any of your Kicker Country Stampede needs, visit or call 800-795-8091.

VIP tickets are available for $530, four-day GA passes for $130, four-day, jump-the-line passes for $140, reserved seats for $260 until Feb. 28. Want to take advantage of our current pricing but don’t have the cash? Choose the EZ-Pay Plan at check out to split your payment up over five months. Use it to purchase tickets, camping or add-on options! For more information on tickets or for any of your Kicker Country Stampede needs, visit or call 800-795-8091.

Kicker Country Stampede offered a full-fan experience in 2014 with fun for attendees of any age. In addition to the main stage boasting the biggest names in country music, Steel Rodeo Tours provided non-stop, action packed freestyle motocross exhibitions. The Nashville Songwriters Association International Songwriters Tent featured established, as well as up-and-coming songwriters, including Lance Carpenter, Rob Northcutt Band, Tony Ramey and more. Kite’s Grille & Bar Tuttleville Stage once again showcased the best local talent the Midwest has to offer, including Tim Zach & The Whiskey Bent, County Road 5, Jared Daniels Band and more. Other activities included a carnival, mouth-watering vendor food, shopping, interactive exhibits and much, much more.

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Love and Theft to Release ‘Whiskey on My Breath’

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Love and Theft are releasing Whiskey On My Breath, a boundary-pushing new album, available February 10th. To celebrate they were invited to play the legendary Grand Ole Opry five times (Jan 30, Feb 6, 7, 13 & 20) and will also participate in Chords For A Cause, an evening of music benefitting Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on January 27th in Nashville (full list of tour dates below.) The title track from the record is available now on iTunes.

Having already established themselves as one of country’s hottest young acts with such memorable hits as the #1 country smash “Angel Eyes” and the Top 10 hit “Runaway,” and their widely acclaimed albums World Wide Open and Love and Theft, Stephen Barker-Liles and Eric Gunderson, the singer-songwriter-guitarists, frontmen of Love and Theft, set out to make an album of meaningful songs and honest performances for their third record.

The result is Whiskey On My Breath a significant creative statement that takes the pair’s music to the next level. The album features largely acoustic arrangements that focus on their impassioned performances and distinctive vocal chemistry. Although several of the songs on the album are a departure in many respects, Whiskey On My Breath, won’t come as that much of a surprise to Love and Theft’s longtime fans, who’ll recognize the commitment to high-energy performances and emotionally forthright song craft that’s been the foundation of Love and Theft’s music from the start.

“In some ways, we’ve played it safe in the past, and I think we’re over that now,” Barker-Liles observes. “I don’t mind that songs like ‘Whiskey On My Breath’ may be a little controversial, because they’re honest, and I think that they’ll make people think about how they feel about life.” “The songs on this album show a side of us that’s legitimately us, and how we’ve grown up and matured in the time that we’ve been in this business,” continues Gunderson. “But there are plenty of songs on this album that are just good, fun songs, and that’s still a side of us too.”
Current Tour Dates:

Tues Jan 27 Nashville, TN Chords For A Cause Benefit @ Dan McGuiness Irish Pub
Fri Jan 30 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry @ The Ryman
Sat Jan 31 Fort Myers, FL Cat Country Rockin Rodeo
Fri Feb 6 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry
Sat Feb 7 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry
Fri Feb 13 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry
Fri Feb 20 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry
Sat Feb 21 Washington, DC National Press Club
Thurs Mar 5 Syracuse, NY Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Fri Mar 6 Foxborough, MA Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Fri Mar 13 Myrtle Beach, SC The Boathouse
Sat Mar 14 Columbia, SC St. Pats in 5 Points
Sat March 21 Melbourne, FL Runaway Country Music Festival
Sun Apr 12 Florence, AZ Country Thunder USA
Sun June 28 Manhattan, KS Country Stampede

*additional dates to be added; visit for the most up to date information

Jerrod Niemann & Love and Theft Headline Chords for a Cause

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Jerrod Niemann and Love & Theft are just two that head the list of musicians gathering January 27th at Chords For A Cause, benefitting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital At Vanderbilt. Being hosted at Dan McGuinness on 1538 Demonbreun St. in Nashville, artists from the United States and Canada will join together to raise money for Children’s Cancer Research and Music Therapy. Starting at 6:30 pm and joining Niemann at this intimate acoustic event will be High Valley, Hannah Blaylock, Amber Hayes, Morgan Riley along with many other singer/songwriters. Event Organizer, Chuck Schultz stated why this event was being put together, “Cancer sucks. It’s not only hard on the kids, but their parents, family, friends, I can’t think of a better way to raise awareness and money for research than to get your friends together and play some music.” Schultz is a long time member of the music community in Nashville as a music writer, and community advocate.

All proceeds will go directly to Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital At Vanderbilt with the money being raised through silent auctions on items being donated from the community. Admission is free though donations are recommended.

5 Quick Holiday Questions with Love and Theft


5 Quick Holiday Questions with Love and Theft

Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Stephen- egg nog with rum
Eric – hot chocolate

What is Your Favorite Holiday Tradition?
Stephen- matching pajamas for Christmas Eve.
Eric- opening presents on Christmas Eve

What was your favorite Christmas present as a child?
Stephen-Probably when my parents got us our first dog “GAP” for God Answers Prayers, cuz we prayed forever that my dad would let us get a dog and he finally did. !
Eric- my 1st bike

How did you learn the truth about Santa Clause?
Stephen- I think I was the one telling all the other kids ruining their Christmas haha
Eric- I was too hahaha

What is Your Favorite Christmas Song?
Stephen- Elvis/I’ll be home for Christmas
Eric- oh holy night –


Love And Theft (Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles) are currenlty on the road for their Fall for the Night That You’ll Never Forget Tour. Special guests are Joel Crouse, with DJ Rod Youree and DJ DU appearing on select dates of the 20+ city, cross country tour.  For on-sale and up to date information on the Night That You’ll Never Forget tour visit

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