Photo Credit: Chris Hollo, Grand Ole Opry

NASHVILLE, TN (February 23, 2022) – Multi-Platinum hitmakers Eli Young Band were surprised with a Pandora Billionaire Plaque following their Grand Ole Opry performance last night, Feb. 22. The moment commemorates over 2 billion streams on the platform, and the band has been added to Pandora’s Country Billionaires Radio in celebration of the honor.

“Sometimes these moments sneak up on you and refill the gas tank,” reflected lead singer Mike Eli in response to the surprise presentation. “We love to play music and when something like this comes along and reminds you that people are listening, it just feels so good. The first and last time someone will call us billionaires!”

Last week, the musical band of brothers delivered new single “Love Talking” to Country radio, earning early praise from American Songwriter for its “silky smooth” delivery showcasing “the fruits of the band’s recent creative explosion.” All Access concurred, “In this two minute and 50 second smash, lead singer Mike Eli’s voice embraces listeners like a warm hug,” with MusicRow remarking that “the echo gives the sound some extra juice, and the band is as proficient as ever.” Billboard also named the song among the best of the week upon its release, noting that “this ultra-romantic new release from the group swirls with an irresistible melody and propulsive rhythm.”

“Love Talking” is the lead single off the band’s forthcoming sixth studio album, planned for release later this year via The Valory Music Co.

Fans will have a chance to see the new single performed live, along with the band’s multi-decade catalog of chart-topping hits, as EYB returns to the road for their 51-city Love Talking Tour. Tickets are available atEliYoungBand.com.

For more information and to see all upcoming tour dates, visit EliYoungBand.com and follow on social media @EliYoungBand.

“Love Talking” Lyrics & Credits Available HERE

Love Talking Tour Dates:
March 4           College Station, Texas  |  Hurricane Harry’s
March 5           Kyle, Texas  |  Down South Railhouse
March 8           Modesto, Calif.  |  Gallo Center for the Arts
March 9           San Diego, Calif.  |  Moonshine Beach
March 10         Tucson, Ariz.  |  Rialto Theatre
March 11         Chandler, Ariz.  |  Wild Horse Pass – Motor Sports Park
March 24         Athens, Ga.  |  Georgia Theatre
March 25         Richmond, Va.  |  The National
March 26         Rocky Mountain, Va.  |  Harvester Performance Center
March 28         Nashville, Tenn.  |  Assembly Food Hall
April 1              Katy, Texas  |  Wildcatter Saloon
April 2              Oklahoma City, Okla.  |  Beer City Music Hall
April 7              Green Bay, Wis.  |  EPIC Event Center
April 8              Clear Lake, Iowa  |  Surf Ballroom
April 9              Fargo, N.D.  |  Sanctuary Event Center
April 13            Cincinnati, Ohio  |  Bogart’s
April 14            Columbus, Ohio  |  The Bluestone
April 15            Bloomington, Ind.  |  Bluebird Nightclub
April 21            Gulf Shores, Ala.  |  The Hangout
April 22            Tampa, Fla.  |  Dallas Bull
April 23            Fort Myers, Fla.  |  The Ranch
April 28            Hampton Beach, N.H.  |  Wally’s Pub
April 29            Manchester, N.H.  |  The Pub
April 30            Portland, Maine  |  Aura
May 6              Providence, R.I.  |  Fete Music Lounge
May 13            Fayetteville, Ark.  |  George’s Majestic
May 20            Helotes, Texas  |  Floore’s Country Store
May 21            Amarillo, Texas  |  Big Texan Starlight Ranch
June 2             Dewey Beach, Del.  |  Bottle & Cork
June 3             Washington, D.C.  |  The Bullpen
June 10           Kamas, Utah  |  DeJoria Center
June 11           Burley, Idaho  |  King Fine Arts Center
June 17           New Braunfels, Texas  |  Whitewater Amphitheater
June 18           El Campo, Texas  |  Greek Brothers
June 22           Aspen, Colo.  |  Belly Up
June 25           Santa Fe, N.M.  |  Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
June 29           Lincoln, Neb.  |  Bourbon Theatre
July 14            Little Rock, Ark.  |  The Hall
July 16            Beaufort, S.C.  |  Beaufort Waterfront Park
July 19            Washington, Pa.  |  Wild Things Park
July 21            Brooklyn, N.Y.  |  Brooklyn Bowl
July 22            Huntington, N.Y.  |  The Paramount
July 23            Philadelphia, Pa.  |  Brooklyn Bowl
August 5          Minneapolis, Minn.  |  Fine Line Music Cafe
August 7          Wisconsin Dells, Wis.  |  Crystal Grand Music Theatre
August 11        Petaluma, Calif.  |  McNear’s Mystic Theatre
August 13        Fontana, Calif.  |  Tailgate Fest
August 26        Denver, Colo.  |  Grizzly Rose