Following their 08 tour with Taylor Swift, Love and Theft is red hot with the release of their new album "World Wide Open" featuring their smash hit "Runaway"
Their three-song showcase for representatives of the performing rights organization ASCAP ended with many in the room pulling out cell phones to tell friends at record labels, "You've got to hear this band before someone signs them!" The band performed a 3-song showcase in the offices of Lyric Street/Carolwood Records for A&R chief Doug Howard who immediately declared, "You should have never made it to my office...you should have already been signed! Please don't play for anyone else," and the label quickly moved to sign the band. After Taylor Swift heard the trio's music, she brought them on board as an opening act for her headlining concerts in '08. Audiences at those and other shows have been swept away at first listen by the trio's soaring harmonies and on-stage charisma.