Let me start this out by saying that I do not only write about country artists that I like. It just seems that ones I like so much keep giving me more reasons to write about them. Love and Theft are another example of that.
I think they’re a great group … they had me at ‘Runaway,” and they still have me. My favorite song is probably “Dancing in Circles.” I’ve seen them live and they can put on one heck of a show. You guys all know I like watching artists who pay attention to their audience. Oh, we all know they probably can’t see us – it’s dark out there and they’re looking through stage lights. But we still think they’re making eye contact. Because they look at us. And that’s nice. You know when you are watching that we are the reason they are there.
So, what are these guys going to do now? They are going to write a song for a special fan. And just who is that special fan? Well, it could be you. Here’s what you have to do. Between now and Nov. 10, 2010, you need to submit an entry of your most original and effective way to promote Love and Theft. And then, you put your ideas into action.
A while back the guys were the prize in a contest sponsored by Kraft. If your town was selected the “Best Single Town in America,” Love and Theft would come and put on a concert for you. They definitely get to be part of some very cool contests.
The winner of the “Our Song for You” contest will win an awesome prize … a song written about them by Eric, Stephen and Brian. What more could you ask for! I know there are a lot of you out there with fan pages, fan twitters, and even blogs talking about this great group. (I guess I’m one of you, aren’t I?).
The contest was an idea that came from Planet Verge, for Love and Theft. I think it’s a great idea.
Here is a video the guys put together to tell you a little about the contest …
What do you have in mind. Do you think it will be a love song? One of those, “it didn’t turn out like I’d planned” songs. Or maybe a song about a grandma in northeast Tennessee, who loves these kids, and has her own country blog to help promote them. Yeah, it could be that.
If you have a few minutes, and you’d like to check out some of the other articles I’ve had up about this great group click here, here, here, here and here. (And other places throughout Country’s Chatter’ archives).
I’ll talk to you all soon. Enjoy your Tuesday! I know how much you all like contests, because I see how many entries I have every time I have a prize to give away. But I’ve never had a contest like this one! Check out the official rules, and see what you can do to be the subject of a Love and Theft song!