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    ELI YOUNG BAND TOPS BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART WITH 10,000 TOWNS

    March 13, 2014 By CRITICS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE RAVING ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM 0 Comments

    Eli Young Band’s 10,000 TOWNS made its debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, marking a career first for the band of brothers. The chart-topping album scored EYB their best first-week sales to date, landing them a coveted Top 5 spot on the Billboard 200. The album also claimed the #1 spot last week on the iTunes Country Albums Chart upon its release.

    “Wow! This is exciting news. This is another one of those career milestones you dream about. We couldn’t be happier,” said Mike Eli.

    Critics around the country continue to churn out rave reviews. Associated Press complimented the band saying 10,000 TOWNS, “gives plenty of reasons for cities across America to embrace them with open arms.” While Chicago Sun-Times boasts,“(EYB) continues to prove why they matter, why they REALLY matter to country music, with the release of 10,000 TOWNS.” The Dallas Morning News claims, “10,000 TOWNS has succeeded in doing what the Eli Young Band set out to do: make a fun record their fans will want to hear live.”

    The ACM Vocal Group of the Year nominees wrote more than half of the songs on 10,000 TOWNS and co-produced the record with Frank Liddell and Justin Niebank. The amped up level of involvement in the creative process makes them even more thankful for the success of the new album. “We really wanted to record songs that would be fun for our fans,” said James Young. “We’ve also learned to follow our gut when it comes to song selection and recording. We wrote a lot more for this record and had a chance to co-produce the album as well. We’re just glad our fans are enjoying it.”

    While the album has received glowing reviews, the band’s radio singles are also getting recognition. EYB’s latest #1 smash “Drunk Last Night” was tapped as #6 on acclaimed music critic Jody Rosen’s Top 100 Songs of the Year list in New York Magazine. Their new single, “Dust,” was described by Country Weekly as “an absolutely relentless performance by the band, powered by raging guitars on the chorus, is a perfect compliment to the lyrics, giving you the sound-to-sense feeling of movement and desperation.”

    The group is currently touring Australia with Darius Rucker and will hit the road this summer with Jake Owen to perform the new songs for fans across the country.

    Fueled with a #1 single, #1 album, an extensive tour schedule and additional praise from top-tier outlets like USA Today, Rolling Stone, Billboard and American Songwriter, EYB is poised for a SUCCESS!

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    ELI YOUNG BAND PERFORMS “DUST” ON TODAY SHOW IN CELEBRATION OF NEW ALBUM

    March 6, 2014 By 10,000 Towns Journeys to #1 on iTunes Country Albums Chart Upon Release 0 Comments

    Eli Young Band celebrated their sophomore Republic Nashville album 10,000 TOWNS on NBC’s TODAY Show yesterday morning (3/4). The ACM Vocal Group of the Year nominees chatted with host Hoda Kotb and guest host Jenna Bush Hager and performed their new single “Dust.” Available now on iTunes – and everywhere music is sold – the album journeyed to #1 on iTunes Country Albums chart and into the all-genre Top 10 upon release. The project has already scored EYB their third career #1 “Drunk Last Night,” which has sold over 700,000 downloads. The talented foursome, who co-produced the album with Justin Niebank and Frank Liddell, wrote over half of the songs. Last week, Rolling Stone and American Songwriter exclusively premiered two of the tracks.

    Readied with consecutive chart-toppers – DOUBLE PLATINUM "Crazy Girl" and PLATINUM "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" – EYB won the 2012 ACM Song of the Year and has garnered several GRAMMY, CMA, CMT, TEEN CHOICE Awards nominations.

    EYB is currently on the road with Darius Rucker and will join Jake Owen later this Spring.

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    BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP GOES BIG AT CRS WITH TIM MCGRAW, RASCAL FLATTS, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, ELI YOUNG BAND & THE CADILLAC THREE

    February 19, 2014 0 Comments

    Known to go “big,” the Big Machine Label Group showcased the first round of stellar talent at Marathon Music Works last night (2/18) during their annual party to kick off Country Radio Seminar (CRS) week in Nashville. Co-hosted by CMT Radio, the capacity-crowd was treated to performances by Superstars Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts. Hot newcomers The Cadillac Three introduced radio programmers from across the country to the rocking sound of their first single entitled “The South.” Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley joined the trio for their southern-themed anthem. The Eli Young Band had the crowd singing at the top of their lungs with their most recent #1 hit “Drunk Last Night.”

    BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta welcomed invited VIP guests then handed the mic to the evening’s host, CMT Radio’s Cody Alan. Music execs mingling and noshing on delectable nibbles included: Republic Nashville President/BMLG EVP Jimmy Harnen; BMLG COO Andrew Kautz; Big Machine Records SVP Promotion Jack Purcell; CMT’s SVP of Music Strategy Leslie Fram; Red Light Management’s Coran Capshaw, Spalding Entertainment’s Clarence Spalding and Clear Channel’s EVP Country Programming Clay Hunnicutt.

    Halfway through the night, party attendees were asked to raise their “shot glass necklaces” for a massive toast with Florida Georgia Line’s signature favorite: Fireball Whisky.

    To help them get a good night’s rest after the bash, all attendees were gifted a luxury pillow from Comfort Revolution.

    The party will continue tonight with performances by Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert and Motley Crue.

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    ELI YOUNG BAND’S 10,000 TOWNS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

    February 4, 2014 0 Comments

    Nashville, TN (February 4, 2014) – Beginning today, all fans who pre-order Eli Young Band’s 10,000 TOWNS album via http://smarturl.it/uth9rr will score a unique bonus … a signed, one-of-a-kind Polaroid picture from EYB. Additionally, ten albums will come with a “Golden Ticket” and the winners will receive an EYB t-shirt, hat, koozie and bracelet while one Grand Prize winner will score an autographed guitar. Through iTunes, the talented foursome will offer up select tracks in advance of their March 4 release on Republic Nashville. The preview kicks off today with EYB’s third career #1 – the GOLD-certified smash “Drunk Last Night” – and their latest single “Dust,” which was the most added at Country radio this week with 62 reporting stations.

    "This is my favorite record we've ever made and the most driving record we've made yet. These songs mean a lot to us beginning to end. It's worth a pre-order," said lead singer Mike Eli.

    Roughstock.com will tease the new tunes 24 hours in advance of them becoming available at http://smarturl.it/eyb10p. 2/11 “10,000 Towns” 2/18 “Just Add Moonlight” 2/25 “Prayer For The Road”

    In addition to penning over half of the tracks, EYB co-produced the 11-song project with Justin Niebank and Frank Liddell.

    EYB’s previous album LIFE AT BEST scored back-to-back chart-toppers with the DOUBLE PLATINUM smash "Crazy Girl" and PLATINUM hit "Even If It Breaks Your Heart." The former was also named Billboard’s 2011 #1 Country Song of the Year and won the 2012 ACM Awards Song of the Year while the latter was nominated for GRAMMY Best Country Song, CMA Single of the Year, Song of the Year as well as ACM Single of the Year and Song of the Year.

    For the third consecutive year, EYB is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at the ACM Awards, airing April 6 on CBS at 8P ET.

    While also selling out venues as a headliner from coast to coast, EYB will share the new music with fans while on the road with Darius Rucker’s TRUE BELIEVERS TOUR and Jake Owen’s DAYS OF GOLD TOUR, beginning this Spring. For tour dates and more, visit EliYoungBand.com.

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    ELI YOUNG BAND TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 10,000 TOWNS ON MARCH 4

    January 9, 2014 0 Comments

    Eli Young Band will release their Republic Nashville sophomore album – 10,000 TOWNS – on March 4 and the talented foursome is already off to a strong start. The lead single, “Drunk Last Night,” scored EYB the third #1 of their career and has been certified GOLD with sales already over 600,000 downloads.

    "To still be making music and going through the craziness of life together is something we'd only dreamed of when we met back in college. This album shows another chapter in our lives as a band, as husbands, as fathers and as individuals that we're really excited to share with our amazing fans," said lead singer Mike Eli.

    In addition to penning over half of the tracks, EYB co-produced the 11-song project with Justin Niebank and Frank Liddell.

    TRACKLIST “Drunk Last Night” (Laura Veltz, Josh Osborne) “10,000 Towns” (Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Craig Wiseman) “Dust” (Jon Jones, James Young, Kyle Jacobs, Josh Osborne) “Angel Like You” (Heather Morgan, Liz Rose, Mike Eli) “Let's Do Something Tonight” (Jimmy Robbins, David Lee Murphy, Jon Nite) “Your Last Broken Heart” (Mike Eli, Jon Jones, James Young, Sean McConnell) “What Does” (Mike Eli, Jon Jones, James Young, Sean McConnell) “A Lot Like Love” (Dylan Altman, Will Hoge) “Just Add Moonlight” (Will Hoge, Jon Randall) “Revelations” (Mike Eli, Chris Thompson, Jon Jones, James Young, Sean McConnell) “Prayer For The Road” (Mike Eli, Jon Jones, James Young, Chris Thompson, Kyle Jacobs, Billy Montana) In conjunction with the standard release, an exclusive version of the album will be available through Walmart, featuring three additional tracks: “Traces” (Mike Eli, Chris Thompson, Jon Jones, James Young, Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs); “June, July, August” (Jason Saenz, Jen Schott) and “The Moon's On Fire” (Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton, Al Anderson).

    EYB’s previous project, the critically-acclaimed LIFE AT BEST, scored back-to-back chart-toppers with the DOUBLE PLATINUM smash "Crazy Girl" and PLATINUM hit "Even If It Breaks Your Heart." The former was also named Billboard’s 2011 #1 Country Song of the Year and won the 2012 ACM Awards Song of the Year while the latter was nominated for GRAMMY Best Country Song, CMA Single of the Year, Song of the Year as well as ACM Single of the Year and Song of the Year.

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    EYB Performs to 18,000 Plus at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

    November 13, 2013 0 Comments

    On Saturday night, EYB headlined the first-ever Eli Young Band House Party at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. With over 18,000 people in attendance with ticket prices ranging from $25-$60, the band's first annual House Party was a smashing success!

    EYB pulled out all of the stops inviting friends to join in on the fun. Reining ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square and Easton Corbin who have each topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart twice opened the show. Followed by Warner Brothers artist and Texas touring powerhouse Josh Abbott Band. Each did a masterful job of getting the fans into the party spirit.

    The crowd of eighteen thousand roared with delight chanting, ELI-YOUNG, ELI-YOUNG, as the band ran out onto the stage. The band performed 17 songs during an energetic 90 minute set including fan favorites “When It Rains,” “Highways and Broken Hearts” and “Guinevere.” Fans screeched with delight when singer Mike Eli introduced friend and hometown hero Pat Green who joined the band in singing Green’s hit “Take Me Out To The Dancehall.” They whipped into frenzy yet again when the band sang their current Top 10 hit “Drunk Last Night.” Just when the fans thought the band had pulled out all of the stops, Lucy Hale of ABC hit show, Pretty Little Liars fame joined the band in singing their #1 hit “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” For the close of their high energy set the band invited Thompson Square, Josh Abbott and Pat Green back to the stage to join them for a rowdy and raucous performance of “Come Together” by The Beatles.

    After a wild round of applause, hugs and high fives backstage with their family and team, EYB took the stage once more for an encore performance of their ACM award winning (double platinum) #1 hit “Crazy Girl.” Mike Eli, lead singer of the band ended the night by thanking their fans for coming out and making their first House Party a wild and memorable night. He also promised the band would be back next year.

    “This was a big moment for us,” said Mike Eli. “We were humbled by how many people showed up. We opened for Chesney in stadiums all summer. Headlining a stadium ourselves was AMAZING! It was also nice to have our long-time friend Pat and our new friend Lucy with us on stage for such a special moment. Can’t wait for the sequel!”

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    ELI YOUNG BAND ANNOUNCES DRUNK LAST NIGHT TOUR

    August 19, 2013 0 Comments

    Nashville, TN --- August 16, 2013 --- Republic Nashville’s Eli Young Band confirms plans to headline DRUNK LAST NIGHT Fall/Winter Tour with special guest EMI’s Eric Paslay.

    Select dates will also feature Warner Brother’s Josh Abbott Band and other artists TBA. After spending the summer touring the nation with Kenny Chesney, performing in Football stadiums and Arenas, EYB will hit the road once again as a headliner. Kicking off on October 3 in Kansas City and ending in mid December, the band will perform nearly 30 dates on the tour before the end of the year. The tour will make stops including New York City, Baltimore and Raleigh among others.

    "The Chesney Tour was an incredible experience and a really good time! Now its time to go out and do what we do best once again,” said Mike Eli. “It'll be nice to blow the dust off of some of the old stuff!"

    The band hand-picked EMI’s Eric Paslay as their opener for the tour. Paslay co-wrote EYB’s most recent chart topper “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” and was a recent GRAMMY nominee.

    Paslay has penned several chart toppers in the last 18 months and is currently climbing the charts with his top 40 single “Friday Night.

    “Eric is a great guy to have out on the road and his music fits in perfectly with ours," claims Jon Jones. “He has always found a way to win over crowds when we have had him out in the past, and it doesn't hurt that he is one of the best songwriters in Nashville. It's going to be a fun party!”

    The band’s single “Drunk Last Night” from their forthcoming album is currently impacting radio stations nationwide and was most added the first week on the charts. The video for the song will be released to CMT and GAC within the month.

    For more information about the single or the tour, log onto: www.eliyoungband.com.

    Tour dates to include:

    10/3 Kansas City, MO

    10/4 Conroe, TX

    10/5 Waco, TX

    10/6 El Paso, TX

    10/23 Bloomington, IN

    10/25 Chattanooga, TN

    10/26 Norfolk, VA

    10/27 Raleigh, NC

    11/1 Fayetteville, AR

    11/2 Fayetteville, AR

    11/8 Austin, TX

    11/13 Baltimore, MD

    11/15 Milwaukee, WI

    11/16 Chicago, IL

    11/17 Chicago, IL

    11/18 Chicago, IL

    12/7 Atlantic City, NJ

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    Eli Young Band Starts Off Summer with Sizzling New Single "Drunk Last Night"

    June 25, 2013 0 Comments

    As temperatures begin to rise, so do emotions in Eli Young Band’s brand new single, “Drunk Last Night,” which is available today (6/25) on iTunes. The band has been previewing new music out on tour and if the fan reaction is any indication, another smash is on the way! The lead single from their second Republic Nashville album will officially impact Country radio on July 1.

    “’Drunk Last Night’ starts the next chapter for EYB. We loved our last record and we are lucky enough to have a song from that reach double platinum. We set the bar high on these next set of songs, no pun intended, and we are thrilled to release our first single from those sessions ... the response has been huge out on the Kenny Chesney tour!” said Jon Jones, EYB bassist.

    EYB’s LIFE AT BEST album has proven to be wildly successful, garnering both fan and industry recognition as well as a wave of critical acclaim and back-to-back #1 hits with “Crazy Girl” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Now, the talented foursome is celebrating RIAA DOUBLE PLATINUM certification of “Crazy Girl” for over two million copies sold thanks fans like these: http://smarturl.it/EYBvid. “Crazy Girl” previously scored EYB their first ACM Award for Song Of the Year and was named the Billboard #1 Country Song of the Year.

    The band has also received ACA, Billboard, CMA, CMT and Teen Choice Award nominations. Their second-consecutive #1 smash, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” garnered their first-ever GRAMMY nominations for both Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. The PLATINUM-certified song, whose message parallels EYB’s journey, became their first-ever #1 in Canada and was featured on ABC’s “NASHVILLE” and The CW Network’s “HART OF DIXIE.”

    In addition to their own headlining dates, EYB is on the road with Kenny Chesney for the NO SHOES NATION TOUR. For tour dates and more, visit EliYoungBand.com.

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