September 26, 2012

Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes" Tops the Charts

Angel Eyes

Pictured (front row, l-r): Co-writer Eric Paslay, Stephen Barker Liles and co-writer Eric Gunderson of Love and Theft, co-writer Jeff Coplan, (back row, l-r) Cal IV Entertainment's Daniel Hill, EMI Music Publishing's Josh Van Valkenburg, Rockapop Music's Robert Ellis Orrall, ASCAP'S Mike Sistad, producer Josh Leo, Sony Music Nashville's Gary Overton and RCA Nashville's Keith Gale.
Photo by Ed Rode.

Music Row came together at ASCAP's offices on Tuesday, September 25th to celebrate the creative team behind Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes," the first single from their self-titled RCA Nashville release. The song went to the top of the charts on August 25th and marks the first #1 for Love and Theft as an artist, as well as the first for Eric Gunderson as a songwriter. Co-writer Jeff Coplan also celebrated his first chart-topper with "Angel Eyes," while co-writer Eric Paslay enjoyed his third #1 in just eleven months. Paslay's number ones in the past year included "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" (Jake Owen) and "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" (Eli Young Band), earning him the coveted triple play award. Publishers Cal IV Entertainment, EMI April and Rockapop Music, as well as producer Josh Leo, were also on hand to congratulate the group.