Wednesday, 16 April 2014

How the Eli Young Band Stays Grounded As It Takes Off

The Eli Young Band is by now a household name, at least in homes across North Texas, where three of its four members still reside, and other households whose speakers resonate with the country.

With every single released by the quartet, formed in Denton in 2000 and led by singer Mike Eli and guitarist James Young lead the band name becomes more common in the playlists of the nation.

With the release of his latest effort, stain, something - to - all 10,000 Towns, more prominent in the A -List of country music place seems inevitable.

It's been a long road since 2002, with their self-titled debut. By level of 2005 and Live at the Jolly Fox , the group had become sufficiently popular in North Texas to fill House of Blues in Dallas , among other rooms which dwarf most dives college -

City that make most the Texas Country touring circuit . With the release of their debut album in 2008 Universal South, Jet Black and Jealous Eli Young Band became the most commercially successful Tex- port into the mainstream in several years, dating back to when Jack Ingram and Pat Green appeared in the top 10 of the Billboard charts for a short time. 

With it’s "Always the Love Songs” just hit it big on the radio and on different channels video of country music, the table was set for a much larger feel.

That was in 2011, with " Crazy Girl”, the Liz Rose single - letter which reached number one on the Billboard chart and became one double platinum in the United States, winning the prize of the Academy of Country Music "Song of the Year. "

The band was nominated for Best Vocal Group with Zac Brown band, Rascall Flatts and other stadium -packing companies. Praise and work have kept flowing since.

Last year, the group played at the stadium tour Kenney Chesney, and is currently on tour with Darius Rucker, joining Rucker on stage every night for one or two songs. And last year ended with a bang - Ballpark in size, when it is estimated that 18,000 fans showed up for the first event - only concert to be held in the grounds of the home of the Texas Rangers. It “was a vision of where we can take this," says Eli.

"Growing up in a big tour where we title is definitely the goal," says Eli, a fairly new father. "We played with great rooms before, because we will book our own shows across the country when we have a break in a tour that we are supporting.

Hopefully in 2015, we can do a big tour of our own, but that will depend on the success of the new record. Fortunately , we've had a couple of good songs on the radio make [ the new single, " Dust" is ready for the top 40 only a few weeks after being released to DJs across the country ] ,

so this could be an opportunity for us to release several singles on the radio which you registered . 'll be interesting to see how this registry changes our career. "

They are intimately aware of the pitfalls of fame country music. Texas Country artist Josh Abbott, who performed with EYB at the Ballpark in Arlington, recently took to Twitter to clarify with fans on the recent bad decisions ,

like infidelity , and apologize for letting fame and the temptations of life on the road get the best of him. So it's understandable that a band goes from playing the smelliest, shorter dives Denton to entertain 80,000 people at Cowboys Stadium can also experience the temptation that comes paired with celebrity. But Eli seems to have a firm idea of what is at stake as their star rises.

"It can be difficult to make the right decisions when life is lived on the road," he says. "For us as a band, which has not been the case?

Was easy to make the right decisions. Every one of us is married and both Jon and I have little ones at home, too. 've Got a beautiful wife and I cannot imagine a scenario in which I would make a choice to put all that at risk.

Definitely understand how difficult decisions for bands and musicians on the road are presented, however, but not all bands make the same decisions and live the same wild lives. "

Eli tries to bring his family on the road with him as often as you can, but caring for a child can be difficult for even the most sumptuous of tour buses. But the unexpected friendship with the band members beat-making , boating group Little Big Town,

who regularly have family in tow when rotated , have helped to understand that they can actually be the men of the family happy and warriors the way of success , too.

"The reality of this work, and the worst part of this job is that you often have to leave his family at home," says Eli. “Finding balance is important, but it's hard.

Sometimes I think the whole question if it's worth the time away from our families to live our dreams of playing music for a living , and that is why we have worked hard to find the right balance in life outside the home, and be home as much as we can. "

That will only be more difficult in the coming years, with years of tough decisions, bad performances and broken dreams finally paying off for the group.

As complicated as life can certainly reach them as they continue to escalate, Eli offers deeply simplistic philosophy grounded to ensure it does its part to keep it going in the right direction.

"For me, I do not do anything I did not want my mom to find out about,” he says. “That’s not a bad government, and that keeps me honest.”

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Darius Rucker Makes ‘True Believers’ Out Of Denver – Exclusive Pictures

 Darius Rucker brought his true believers Bud Tour Center in Loveland, Colorado, on March 9.

 The singer 'Miss You' is among the best countries when it comes to entertaining a sold-out arena, but did not help tonight. David Nail and Eli Young Band opened the show.

 Check out exclusive photos from the concert, courtesy of Taste of Country photo correspondent Josh Lowe.

Rucker has hit pause on the true believers until the end of April when it will pick back up with EYB and Corey Smith. He is also scheduled to headline several shows and festivals across the country this summer.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Eli Young Band Concert Tickets Sehedule

Venue    Date/Time

West Virginia University Coliseum    Thursday
Morgantown, WV    4/10/2014
    7:30 PM
Jefferson Theater - VA    Saturday
Charlottesville, VA    4/12/2014
    8:00 PM
Crown Coliseum - The Crown Center    Friday
Fayetteville, NC    4/18/2014
    7:00 PM
The Wharf Amphitheatre    Saturday
Orange Beach, AL    4/26/2014
    7:00 PM
Peppermill Concert Hall    Friday
West Wendover, NV    5/9/2014
    9:00 PM
Pearl Concert Theater At Palms Casino Resort    Saturday
Las Vegas, NV    5/10/2014
    8:00 PM
Bakersfield Fox Theater    Sunday
Bakersfield, CA    5/11/2014
    8:00 PM
Big Sandy Superstore Arena    Thursday
Huntington, WV    5/15/2014
    7:00 PM
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion At Meadowbrook    Thursday
Gilford, NH    5/29/2014
    7:00 PM
Redding Civic Auditorium    Thursday
Redding, CA    6/12/2014
    7:00 PM
Winstar Casino    Thursday
Thackerville, OK    7/3/2014
    9:00 PM
Ogden Theatre    Saturday
Denver, CO    8/23/2014
    9:00 PM

Monday, 31 March 2014

Pat Green, Eli Young Band Added To Free Concerts In Dallas Final Four Weekend

Texas Country Artist Pat Green ( left) and Eli Young Band ( Eli is Mike right) are presented in the March Madness Music Festival in Dallas during Final Four weekend .

The organizers of the Free Music Festival March Madness NCAA Dallas April 4 , 5 and 6 in silence adds two Texas country artists to the lineup.

Eli Young Band , which got its start in Denton when its members were students at the University of North Texas, will play the AT & T block in Reunion Park (the old Reunion Arena site ) on April 4 . EYB is accompanied by Jason Aldean and - a new addition - Nashville band of feathers.

On April 6 at the Capital One Jamfest , also used - to-be of the Meeting , which no doubt already know that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining . Grammy-winning indie band fun . joins them , and - this just in -

Texas ' Pat Green. Green 's got roots in Dallas, one of the owners of the new headquarters of the restaurant / bar / music rustic at the top , and he has a house in Fort Worth. But you probably know him as a Grammy-nominated singer and catchy melodies as a country " Who can say ," and "Wave On Wave".

Also, while you're marking your calendars , there is one already mentioned -April 5 show , too, with Tim McGraw and The Killers , called the Coke Zero Countdown . We'll update if more artists are added there.

For the three free shows , you can expect long lines and potential parking nightmares. Our Robert Wilonsky reported in early March that " the party is no ticketed will be first come , first served -

once the park everyone is about the ability to engage in the act will begin to spread the word that stay away . " Dallas police say the place can hold about 40,000 people , but they expect at least 10,000 more to try to get , Tristan Hallman reported .

Friday, 21 March 2014

News Roundup – Eli Young Band Making Special Memories, Taylor Swift on the Food NetwoRK

Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

- Jo Dee Messina in the record "I”: " It was the hardest thing I have had great challenges " [ Taste of Country ] thing

- Taylor Swift cook until an appearance on the Food Network ? [Taste of Country]

- Eddie Money wants Punch Kenny Loggins [Last Classic Rock]
- Plants Keith Urban One adorable girl while singing " Kiss a Girl " (Clock) [ Taste of Country ]

- Brantley Gilbert vs. Toby Keith - March 2014 Man- Ness Round 2 [ Taste of Country ]

- Hillary Duff Paparazzi almost gets arrested for taking pictures of his Son [ PopCrush ]
- Eli Young Band Offers 8 - Year -Old Boy a memory you will not forget [ Taste of Country ]
- Dierks Bentley vs Eric Church - March 2014 Man- Ness Round 2 [ Taste of Country ]
- Harry Styles drops $ 4 million to LA House [ PopCrush ]

- Cole Swindell is simple , wait for the right of women [ Taste of Country ]
- Scotty McCreery Hunter Hayes vs - March 2014 Man- Ness Round 2 [ Taste of Country ]

Friday, 14 March 2014

Eli Young Band Gets Its First No. 1 Country Album

One wonders if the Eli Young Band got drunk last night: The guys landed his first No. 1 country album with their third major label release, 10000 Burgos.

On the strength of its first single, "Drunk Last Night" EYB sold about 36,000 copies of the new album in its first week on sale, nearly 1,000 more than the first week sales of her previous album, Life in the better.

This also gave Eli Young Band their first Top 5 album on the Billboard 200 all genre, topping releases from rocker Beck, Lorde teen hitmaker ("Real") and others.

Currently, EYB guys are on the other side of the globe touring Australia, but back in the U.S. in late March.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Eli Young Band Look to Little Big Town for Advice on Touring With Kids Read More: Eli Young Band Look To Little Big Town For Advice on Kids

The family of Eli Young Band continues to grow , and understandably , the group likes to have their young along the road whenever possible . Travelling with young children can be a challenge , but fortunately , the quartet has Little Big Town to look for advice .
EYB have won two new additions in the past couple of years. Girl Singer Mike Eli is a boy all the way, while Jon Jones has a son a year old. Eli Kline and Hudson Jones are sometimes lucky enough to join her parents on the road, which can lead to chaos, to say the least .
Fortunately , LBT have been mentors to EYB , especially when it comes to traveling with little ones . The experienced quartet often take their children on the way to the stage and back, and the guys in Eli Young Band have learned a lot of the singers ' Tornado ' , that make traveling with children look easy .
"We've been on two different trips with them, and the first time when he was only about newborns ," says Jones of his tour mates . " And now they are going around and it seems that exploits a playground outside his bus every time you stop . "
He adds the LBT gang, " They're all on the bus together and make it work , and it's perfect . "
The Eli Young Band insist their country music fans are great role models, not only to take the kids on the tour, but also the balance of being musicians and still maintains an active role as parents .
"You can say that their children are having this great education on the road and it is very normal for them ," says Jones. "Seeing them go through it , for us it was just a confirmation that , ' if we can make this work . '