Monday, 18 May 2015

Eli Young Band, Justin Moore And Dierks Bentley Put On Energetic Performances Saturday

Eli Young Band, Justin Moore and Dierks Bentley put in strong performances Saturday

The new wave of country known as fraternal country - snapbacks and ragged pants, anyone? - I was in full force Saturday with some traditional accent as Eli Young Band, Justin Moore and Dierks Bentley hit hard stages Saturday diligence.

Eli Young Band

The Eli Young Band - Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson - things started Toyota Mane Stage at 6 pm with "10,000 people" and the single "Dust". The group - launched over 15 years ago in Denton, Texas - has found success in layers of rock and roll in their country sound.

After a new song from his latest EP, "Turn It On", the group moved to "Drunk Last Night" and then announced they would be playing a song that had never acted before an audience.

"Be kind and let us know what you think," Eli said with a laugh as he and the band began "Your place or mine", a catchy melody that describes how exes and love spending time falling in and out of the feelings for others and often end up in places each.

The band closed their set of encouraging the public to follow their dreams "Even if your heart is broken," and single "Crazy Girl" for all ladies.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Eli Young Band Ignite Firefighter Love

"Prayer" Song Gets Approval of Families of Heroes

it’s not like the Eli Young Band set out to write a song about the firefighters who die in the line of duty. But again, watch Chicago Fire, so at least have some notion of the dangers these heroes face every day.

When I saw the new bonus video the band made for "Prayer for the Road", a song from their album than 10,000 people, the message is much, much deeper.

I already loved the way I love all country songs about the life of a musician tired of the road. Maybe more, however, because this is intoxicating voice and lyrics by Mike Eli on the note to his wife left in your suitcase:

"May the angels fly by your side, for every mile roll / that heaven hears this prayer, prayer for the road."

But then the video takes up a few notches emo introducing a firefighter who watches his wife crying for him as he is dying. (Once you realize what is happening, which is similar to Carrie Underwood "Just a Dream").

And that's how I know its moving firefighters World: Hundreds of people have to answer in the media. Too many families of firefighters to tell, but this handful of comments shows that a new group of Eli Young Band fans out there:

"Love love this song being a mom to two firefighters, wow, great job on this, bless ya'll! My Sarah joined Jesus in February 16, 2012 at 23, she would have loved this song because he loved be a firefighter, and my oldest remains a fireman. "

"I am a firefighter and this song hits home. I showed it to my wife and had her in tears. I think that's what I was looking for, mission accomplished."

"The husband of my sister went to heaven a year ago this week. Scott, Tanksley was an incredible firefighter, husband, father, brother and friend."

"The video is awesome and the tears are flowing. This really hits home! God bless our lifeguards and bring them home safely."

"This woman firefighter also loved!! Song amazing!"

"As the wife of a firefighter, the song and the video comes home. Cried the whole video. Beautiful song!"

"I love this. My husband and I are firefighter EMT and this definitely hits home. Love you. Thank you all."

The Eli Young Band launch Turn It On, a new four-song EP on March 10.

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
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 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 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

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.