The Eli Young Band are nominated once again for a CMA Award for Vocal Group of the Year, a category they've been named in every year since 2012 but have yet to win. But the four-man group says being nominated really is validation enough.
Eli Young Band's 2013 plans included making new music in the studio -- and they did just that. They've been hard at work, and now, a release date, along with track listing, have been revealed for their next mainstream country album.
Eli Young Band's new single 'Drunk Last Night' is a subtle, but important, departure from songs on the 'Life at Best' album. The track shuffles along at a slightly faster tempo than 'Crazy Girl' or 'Even if It Breaks Your Heart,' but the chorus and production breathe new life into the band's sound.
Even though they haven't opened Christmas presents or celebrated New Year's yet, the Eli Young Band guys already have big plans for 2013. Not only will the band set out to tour with Kenny Chesney next year, they also plan to make time for the studio.
It’s clear that Will Hoge is enjoying being out on the road with Dierks Bentley and Eli Young Band. The Nashville singer-songwriter is taking part in the Country and Cold Cans Tour with the country talents, dishing up a serving of unfamiliar face with a side of refreshing talent night after night.
The Eli Young Band guys have often had to explain that there is no Eli Young in their band, their name is just a combination of two people’s last names — singer Mike Eli and guitarist James Young. When faced with a pizza delivery man who shared the moniker Eli Young, however, that justification didn’t hold up. In this funny new video, the foursome race the real Mr. Eli Young for naming rights.