Whenever spring gets in full swing and the weather warms up for real, I always get the urge to roll down my windows and drive off into the wild blue yonder.
Now, there are myriad songs and playlists one could choose from, but one of my absolute favorites for the past few years is the song “Runaway,” by the band Love and Theft.
Some of you Taylor Swift fans might remember them as the opening act for her 2008 tour (and reportedly, singer Steven Barker Liles was the inspiration for her song “Hey Stephen,” one of her few good mentions!
Band members Stephen Barker Liles, Eric Gunderson and Brian Bandas met in Nashville and formed a really unique, harmonizing sound for a music that is a really interesting blend of country and rock.
Here’s another favorite song of mine:
Why do they write? “Nothing beats country songwriting,” says Stephen. “That’s as real as it gets and that’s why we’re here. We love what it represents and we want to carry it forward.”
Hope this gets you through your next long drive, or at least your next long Thursday!
What are your favorite road songs?