Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Eli Young Band

Texas Country Boys return to the Lone Star state for the show rodeo, February 20

After years of paying his dues in the ballrooms of Texas (who still enjoy frequent), the Eli Young Band rose to national prominence in recent years after his 2011 song "Crazy Girl" reached number 1 in the lists and then won an Academy of Country Music Award for song of the Year. Its success has continued ever since with two No. 1 hits including additional "Drunk Last Night" from his latest album Peoples-10000 and a recent appearance in a Super Bowl XLIX event. Mike Eli, lead vocalist, says his experience in the state of Texas prepared them for a variety of audiences, but to follow his own advice, that actually reach their wake. "The harder work than anyone else," says Eli, which appear on February 20 in San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo along with bandmates James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson. "That's an advantage that you can control and nobody can take from you."


What's it like to play in a rodeo as opposed to a small ballroom?
Sometimes it is difficult to achieve intimacy with the fans who come so easy in a club or theater, but there are really funny moments that happen in rodeos. We get to run around the earth and have this unique experience for us and the fans. The acoustics can be difficult at times, but usually beat that.

What should the audience expect San Antonio on February 20?
Just a lot of fun. We love what we do and it shows. Let's play a lot of our old songs that all Texas fans know and then some of the newest things. Maybe one or two songs from the new album being recorded right now.

How to its roots as a band of Texas influence your music?
Freedom of the (Texas music) scene gave a spine. We know what we want and are willing to take a chance on him. Fans in Texas gave us that confidence. All the success we have had is built on the shoulders of our fans in Texas. Playing at the scene of Texas gave us the experience that a lot of new to the tours do not understand people. We played a lot of places throughout Texas and learned how to entertain a crowd in different kinds of places.

His band has been described as a brotherhood. How has maintained that since the group was first formed at the University of North Texas in 2000?
Actually we like each other. We believe that the other family, and you do not choose your family. The good Lord put us together and gave us this amazing opportunity. Come out there and work as hard as we can, and we are seeing its fruits. We have the opportunity to experience the good and bad together. We never have to go at it alone.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Eli Young Band To Perform At Arlington Martin High School On Friday Prior To Saturday's EYB House Party At Globe Life Park

Arlington Martin receives the most votes in promoting high school with Eli Young Band

Tickets for EYB House Party II in onlineticketspot.com
Arlington, TX --- Eli Young Band and the Texas Rangers announced today that Arlington Martin High School is the winner of the special promotion where one lucky Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex high school will receive a free acoustic show by EYB.



The promotion is held in conjunction with the second annual Capital One Bank Presents Eli Young Band House Party, which will take place this Saturday, November 8 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Tickets for the House Party are for sale on goticketsnow.com. Tickets will also be on sale at the box office Globe Life Park on the day of the event.

Eli Young Band will perform for the student body Arlington Martin on Friday at 1:20 pm in the school gym. The performance is open to students in Arlington Martin and teachers. It invites the media to cover the event and details are included below.

Promoting high school was conducted between October 14 and November 2 during that time, high school students and supporters goticketsnow.com could go and vote for her high school. All secondary schools within a range of 50 miles Globe Life Park in Arlington were eligible to participate. Arlington Martin also receive a financial donation to the Texas Rangers for being the winning school.

The November 8 Arlington House Party nominee will present American Music Award winning ACM Awards and Eli Young Band headlining. The event will also feature platinum seven times, surpassing Billboard country superstar Gary Allan, two-time Grammy nominee and successful country artist Pat Green, Texas country music favorite Cody Johnson and up-and-coming female duo Texas / Oklahoma Maddie and Tae.

House Party Doors open at 4:00 pm.; Music starts at 5:00 pm for more information, please go to onlineticketspot.com

Monday, 17 November 2014

POLL: Who Should Win Vocal Group Of The Year At The 2014 CMA Awards?

Kimberly Perry, Zac Brown, Hillary Scott - these are just some of the names that make up some of the best vocal groups of the country and are contenders for Vocal Group of the Year at the CMA 2014 Awards last year's winner, Little Big Town , is in the running again, but there are several other groups in your game.


Eli Young Band, the guys behind hits like 'Drunk Last Night "and" powder "have been nominated for this award every year since 2012; This could be his time trio Lady Antebellum is no stranger to winning this category, and who have had a super strong year, closing her was 'gold' and branching into new territory with '747.'

LBT is the reigning Vocal Group of the Year, and are facing off against another strong competition, including brothers trio The Band Perry, who have been nominated in this category every year since 2010. In addition, they have eight career CMA Awards and nominations two wins. And Zac Brown Band continues to make an impact (from their recording debut in 2008) with his instrumental talents and highly touted and reputation as a solid rock vocal band.

Who should win Vocal Group of the Year at the 2014 CMA Awards? Vote below frequently than once every hour until the end of the day on Sunday, November 2nd we will tabulate the results and use them for our 2014 CMA Awards winners’ predictions week before the show.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Eli Young Band View CMA Nomination As Validation For Texas Artists

Lone Star State Quartet is nominated for the third time in the category Vocal Group
Eli Young Band James Young, Mike Eli and Jon Jones made in Washington in August.




Although the news of his nomination CMA Awards was delivered this morning rather unceremoniously - through an email sent by his manager - the excitement is not lost on Eli Young Band.

"We've been at this for a long time," says singer Mike Eli of the third year of the band in a row as candidates in the Vocal Group of the Year category. "It's great to know that everything we have built continues.'ve Worked very hard to get here."

Although the Denton, Texas, the band is now an omnipresent force in country music, in fact, it took 10 years to land on the radar of voters CMA. Their eponymous debut album was released in 2002, but the first nomination did not come until 2012 Took a lot of trudging - and a tune called "Even if your heart breaks" - to really break through the mainstream.

"For a long time we were the regional band in Texas," Eli tells Rolling Stone Country. "We were all clustered. I think a lot of times maybe were misinterpreted, or discounted. Took some time to convince everyone that we had something to offer the national level and in commerce."

Eli also expected given some validation for other Texas-bred artists seeking to gain recognition on Music Row. "Hopefully what we're doing is going to open some doors for them," says Eli.

Eli knows it's a tough category - Little Big Town snagged the coveted title last year, joining past winners such as Alabama, the Judds and Rascal Flatts - although it is keeping its fingers crossed just in case. In addition to a list of who to thank close.

"It's a pretty high bar," says its competence, including the Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band and once again, LBT. "All four of the other groups are great artists. We're big fans of Little Big Town, and they have been great friends to us. They have taught us many lessons from life and career."

Another category has really caught the attention of Eli: New Artist of the Year. "That's really cool that Brandy Clark came there. I'ma big fan Brandy Clark," he says of the "Get High" singer, the only woman in the race New Male Artist heavy. Next year, it is expecting to see acts like Lubbock Texas troubadour Josh Abbott Band and traditional honky-tonker Cody Johnson crack the list, although he is well aware of the limitations of the awards. "I know there are independent and worthy artists who do not get on the radio or CMA approved."

Eli Young Band Josh Abbott Band will both Johnson and on the road as part of its series House Party this fall, as well as a new artist that has sparked some conversation in recent times: bro-threading Maddie and Tae country. The young duo jab at the current rate singing about trucks and the ladies who love 'em. (For the record, Eli Young Band has been known for singing both occasions).

"They took that and ran with it, is not it," Eli laughs. "And more power to them. I think it was a big statement to make, and the good thing about being an artist is that you need to come out and say something that matters. But I do not think it will end the class. Of music guys write and record can not deny what we are: boys will be boys ".

The 48th Annual CMA delivery will be broadcast live on November 5 at 8 pm ET on ABC.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Country Dreams Come True For Eli Young Band

The Eli Young Band grandstand entertainment begins in the Mississippi Valley Fair on Tuesday night.



It is a long way from a dorm room at the University of North Texas to the top of the country charts.

But it has paid off for members of the Eli Young Band, opening the Mississippi Valley Fair grandstand entertainment Tuesday night.

"Always is like a joke overnight success 13 years," said guitarist James Young from his home in Nashville.

Note that there is one called "Eli Young" in Eli Young Band. The group began with Young and Mike Eli while they were freshmen in college in Denton, Texas, during the 2000s.

"In the old days, we might have thought it would go a little faster than this," Young said. "But no complaints here."

With bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson, they released a self-titled debut album in 2002 they signed with a new label in 2005, and their 2008 single "Always the Love Songs," was what he called a young "quasi-top- 10 "hit in 2008.

Two more barely cracked the top-40 country singles.

"We were dead in the water as far as the radio," Young recalled, "but we were floating around for a while."

The fate of the group return with the release of "Crazy Girl" in 2011, which reached number 1 on the charts and they won song of the year at the Academy of Country Music in 2012 was given.

"'Crazy Girl' really kicked the door open for us as far as getting noticed nationally," said Young Song, co-written by country singer Lee Brice. "This catapulted us from a small regional group in Texas begin to go play throughout the USA

"That really got our name out there to the fans of country music," he said of the album, which topped the country charts in year-end 2011.

Another No. 1, "Even if it breaks your heart," followed. The next single, "Say Goodnight", peaked on the charts in the 30s.

But the release of the album "10000 Towns" gave the group a rebound, with the song "Drunk Last Night" topped the country charts.

His latest single, "Dust" is No. 17 this week. The band played Tuesday night on "The Late Show with David Letterman".

Young said it takes more than talent to be a success in country music.

"It really is all about timing," he said. "Timing is everything, and only has the one right at the right time and the right people."

Interviewed earlier this month, Young said the band knew "Dust" would succeed just the response he got at concerts.

"There's one thing when you're on tour and play these shows and you're playing a song," he said. "In the early stages of a single radio, people can know if they have heard off the record or whatever. But it is fun to see the correlation between hearing people on the radio and singing again in the live show.

"That's what's happening now, so it's exciting," he said.

Young said he expects more singles coming out of "10,000 people."

"Every record we do, we make sure they are proud of it from the first song to the last song," he said. "God willing, there are a couple more songs on this album."

Summer band has included serving as opening acts Darius Rucker and Jake Owen. (Although the EYB is touring with Owen, who is not on the bill for tonight's show at the iWireless Center in Moline.)

Young said that this is the life you dreamed of when he and Eli were freshmen guitar-plucking in a dorm of North Texas U...

"We've always just wanted to have a career in music doing this," he said. "It's the best job ever. Count our blessings every day."

Monday, 16 June 2014

New York State Fair: Country Music Acts Angie Johnson, Eli Young Band To Perform Aug. 28 At Chevy Court

A group of popular country and former contestant on "The Voice" music have been added to the lineup of Chevy Court of the State Fair New York, fair officials announced Thursday.
Country music artist Angie Johnson, a member of the Air National Guard, whose cover of Adele "Rollin 'In the Deep" went viral, will perform at 2 pm Thursday, August 28 at Chevy Court.


Later in the day, the country music group Eli Young Band will take the stage. The band is scheduled to perform at 8 pm

"The Eli Young Band will provide an evening of fun, hard-driving country music and be one of the main performances of the season Chevy Court," said acting state fair Waffner Troy. "The band is new to the show and is one more reason to see the more than two dozen new attractions, events and activities at the state fair in 2014."

Successes include Eli Young Band "Always the Love Songs", "Crazy Girl" and "Even if your heart breaks." The group released a new album, "10000 Peoples," in March. The album includes hits like "Drunk Last Night" and "Dust".

Johnson, who was a member of Team Cee Lo on the second season of "The Voice", has been on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Has performed at the White House and sang "God Bless America" during Game 5 of the World Series 2013.

Until Thursday, the fair has announced 15 Chevy Court acts. Concerts in Chevy Court free with fair admission.

Here is the Chevy Court lineup update:

- Thursday, August 21 2 pm - Kellie Pickler; 8PM - Barenaked Ladies

- Friday, August 22 2 pm - Smash Mouth

- Saturday, August 23 8 pm - The Bacon Brothers

- Sunday, August 24 8 pm - Young The Giant

- Monday, August 25: 14:00 - Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone; 8PM - John Kay and Steppenwolf

- Tuesday, August 26: 14:00 - Rock & Roll Party by Bowzer; 8PM - Night Ranger

- Wednesday, August 27 2 pm - Chef Anne Burrell; 8PM - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

- Thursday, August 28 2 pm - Angie Johnson; 8PM - Eli Young Band

- Friday, August 29: 20:00 - Jukes Southside Johnny and the Asbury

- Monday, September 1: 6PM - The Doobie Brothers

The fair runs from August 21 to September 1.