Slacker Logo

Eli Young Band

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement

Bio

Fusing a young man's take on heartland rock with the tougher side of Texas country music and the cocky enthusiasm of alt-country firebrands, the Eli Young Band have become a potent draw in the Southwest on the strength of local airplay and extensive touring. The Eli Young Band's story began when Mike Eli and James Young both enrolled at the University of North Texas and found themselves sharing a dorm room as freshmen. Both played guitar, and the two new friends started writing and singing songs together. Under the name Eli & Young, they began playing acoustic shows at local bars and coffee houses, and in time they expanded the band into a full electric quartet with the addition of fellow students Jon Jones on bass and Chris Thompson on drums, thus giving rise to the Eli Young Band. The group became a potent local draw, and in 2003 opened a show for rising star Miranda Lambert. Producer Frank Liddell saw the show and was impressed enough to offer the band a deal with his independent label, Carnival Recording Co. The Eli Young Band's debut album, Level, appeared in 2005, and the songs "That's the Way" and "When It Rains" began scoring significant airplay in the Lone Star State. The Eli Young Band's enthusiastic live show helped them draw a large and loyal audience in the Southwest, where they were able to fill 2,000-seat venues as a headliner, and they toured the country as an opener for the likes of Pat Green, Cross Canadian Ragweed, and Jack Ingram. In 2006, the group's live show was captured for posterity on the concert recording Live at the Jolly Fox, taped during a gig at a club in Huntsville, Texas. The Eli Young Band then landed a deal with the Universal-distributed Republic Records; a video for a new recording of "When It Rains" subsequently received extensive play on Country Music Television, and the group's first album for Republic, Jet Black & Jealous, was released September 2008, with "When It Rains" and two other songs from the album, "Always the Love Songs" and "Radio Waves," becoming Top 40 hits. The follow-up album, Life at Best, delivered another hit, the Liz Rose and Lee Brice-penned "Crazy Girl." The album was well-received by fans and critics alike, and the following year the band were nominated for a host of awards, including a clutch of Academy of Country Music Awards, where they took home the Song of the Year accolade for single "Crazy Girl," while they were also up for Grammys for Best Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song. They soon returned to the studio to record sessions for their fifth album, and in 2013 the fruits of their labor appeared in the shape of 2013 single "Drunk Last Night," which raced to number one in the U.S. Country Airplay charts. Building on this success, they headed out on tour before announcing 10,000 Towns was set to be released in 2014; it was preceded by the second single "Dust." ~ Mark Deming
Read All Read Less

Albums by
Eli Young Band

false

    1 song

    On Air

    Saltwater Gospel

    11 songs

    On Air

    10,000 Towns

    14 songs

    On Air

    Life at Best

    12 songs

    On Air

    Jet Black and Jealous

    12 songs

    On Air

    Level [2005]

    14 songs

    On Air

    Level

    4 songs

    On Air

    Turn It On

    1 song

    On Air

    Drunk Last Night

    1 song

    On Air

    Crazy Girl

    1 song

    On Air

    When It Rains

    17 songs

    On Air

    Live at the Jolly Fox

    1 song

    On Air

    Enough Is Enough

    11 songs

    On Air

    Level [2009]

    5 songs

    On Air

    Crazy Girl EP

    1 song

    On Air

    Live at the Jolly Fox


Top Songs by
Eli Young Band

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Even If It Breaks Your Heart
  3.   Drunk Last Night
  4.   Crazy Girl
  5.   When It Rains
  6.   Dust
  7.   Say Goodnight
  8.   Turn It On
  9.   Always the Love Songs
  10.   Saltwater Gospel
  11.   Small Town Kid
  12.   Guinevere
  13.   So Close Now
  14.   Drink You Up
  15.   Every Other Memory
  16.   Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
  17.   Level
  18.   Radio Waves
  19.   Oklahoma Girl
  20.   Everything Is You
  21.   What Does
  22.   Gimme Three Steps
  23.   Your Place or Mine
  24.   Highways and Broken Hearts
  25.   10,000 Towns
  26. See All Songs

Stations & Shows Featuring
Eli Young Band

    On Air

    Luke Bryan: DNA

    On Air

    Top 50 Country Songs of 2015

    On Air

    Top 50 Country Songs of 2014

    On Air

    55 Greatest Country Songs of the Century

    On Air

    New Country Now

    On Air

    Jason Aldean: DNA

    On Air

    Country Sunshine

    On Air

    Dierks Bentley: DNA

    On Air

    Justin Moore: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Craig Morgan: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Billy Currington: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy

    On Air

    Kip Moore: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Luke Bryan: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Red Dirt Road

    On Air

    New Country

    On Air

    Thompson Square: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Blake Shelton: DNA

    On Air

    Country Love

    On Air

    Motley Crue: DNA

    On Air

    Country Hits

    On Air

    Party Country

    On Air

    Tim McGraw: DNA

    On Air

    Country: '90s and Today

See All Stations & Shows

Artists Related to
Eli Young Band

On Air

Jason Aldean

On Air

Eric Church

On Air

Zac Brown Band

On Air

Luke Bryan

On Air

Blake Shelton

On Air

Chris Young

On Air

Jake Owen

On Air

Dierks Bentley

On Air

Billy Currington

On Air

Kenny Chesney

On Air

Brad Paisley

On Air

Tim McGraw

On Air

Lee Brice

On Air

Thompson Square

On Air

Miranda Lambert

On Air

Keith Urban

On Air

Darius Rucker

On Air

Justin Moore

On Air

Rascal Flatts

On Air

The Band Perry

On Air

Easton Corbin

On Air

Brantley Gilbert

On Air

Josh Turner

On Air

Lady Antebellum

See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -

 
 
Advertisement

LIVE STREAM...

LIVE STREAM...
Casting to |