• Sun, Apr 1 2012

5 Facts About The Eli Young Band


The Eli Young Band is nominated for three ACM Awards tonight: Vocal Group, Song, and Single Record of the year. The group will also take the stage to perform at tonight’s awards. Here are five things you might not know about the band.

1.The four members Chris Thompson, Mike Eli, James Young, and Jon Jones met while they were students at North Texas State University in the late 90s.

2.Band member Mike Eli just announced he and his wife are expecting their first child in early August. The dad to be said he’s reading up on what to expect (no mention of whether he knows soon he can just see the movie), and admits he doesn’t know what life on the road will be like when he has a daughter waiting for him at home.

3. Sorry to disappoint any country fans crushing on the rising stars, but all four band members are married.

4. Their latest hit, “Crazy Girl” was last year’s number one song on country radio. “Crazy Girl” also got the band two of its ACM nominations: Best Song and Best Single record.

5. They recently collaborated with a member of Rascal Flatts, Jay DeMarcus, recording a song together. They’ll be united with all of Rascal Flatts this summer when they join them on the Great American Band Tour.

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