Stealing Angels

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Stealing Angels
Stealing Angels live in Fresno, Oct. 10, 2010
Stealing Angels live in Fresno, Oct. 10, 2010
Background information
OriginNashville, Tennessee
Years active2007-2012
Associated actsRunaway June
Past membersCaroline Cutbirth
Tayla Lynn
Jennifer Wayne

Stealing Angels was an American country trio, composed of Caroline Cutbirth, Tayla Lynn, and Jennifer Wayne. Their debut single, "He Better Be Dead," was released to radio on July 12, 2010, and debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was released via Skyville Records, a label owned by record producers Paul Worley and Wally Wilson.[1]


Stealing Angels was founded in 2007 when Caroline Cutbirth, Tayla Lynn, and Jennifer Wayne were recruited for a reality show titled All in the Genes, which would focus on the ups and downs of the descendants of famous relatives; Cutbirth is a descendant of Daniel Boone,[2] Jennifer Wayne is John Wayne's granddaughter, and Tayla Lynn is the granddaughter of Loretta Lynn.[3] Wayne was a tennis player in her childhood, and was signed to a label founded by Merv Griffin, but this deal was canceled after Griffin's 2007 death.[4] She met Cutbirth in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2007, and the two later met Lynn when the three were asked to participate in a reality television show focusing on the three girls' ancestry. Although the show was never produced, the three began performing together and named themselves Stealing Angels.[4]

Stealing Angels signed to Skyville Records, a label founded by record producer Paul Worley. The trio's debut single, "He Better Be Dead", debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of July 17, 2010,[5] and reached a peak of number 48 on the chart. Lynn told Country Weekly that the song idea came from a conversation she was having about her boyfriend.[4] The trio's second single, "Paper Heart," was released in May 2011 and reached a peak of number 59 after two weeks on the chart. "Little Blue Sky" was released as their third single in November 2011, though it failed to chart.

In their Amazing Race cast interview, both Jennifer Wayne and Caroline Cutbirth confirmed that the band had parted ways. Wayne founded a new group called Runaway June in 2016.[6]



Year Single Peak positions
US Country
2010 "He Better Be Dead" 48
2011 "Paper Heart" 59
"Little Blue Sky"

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2010 "He Better Be Dead"[7] Mark Nicolosi
2011 "Paper Heart"[8] Travis Nicholson


  1. ^ Horner, Marianne (2 July 2010). "Paul Worley Forms Skyville Records, Debuts Stealing Angels". The Boot. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  2. ^ Kreutzer, Robert (7 October 2010). "Stealing Angels' legacy of talent headlines Calico Days". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  4. ^ a b c Phillips, Jessica (11 October 2010). "Who's New: Stealing Angels". Country Weekly. 17 (41): 20. ISSN 1074-3235.
  5. ^ Smith, Hazel (26 July 2010). "HOT DISH: Jaron and the Long Road to Love's Country Music Journey". CMT. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
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  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Stealing Angels: He Better Be Dead". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  8. ^ "CMT : Videos : Stealing Angels: Paper Heart". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 19, 2011.