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Eli Young Band Excited for True Believers Tour

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The Eli Young Band and Darius Rucker are kicking off the True Believers Tour in Champaign, IL on January 29.

With the tour less than two weeks away, the anticipation is at its highest for the fans and artists alike.

The Eli Young Band shared their excitement in a video post today. Judging by the band’s enthusiasm, the tour will not disappoint!  Check out their video here:

Darius Rucker Announces 2014 True Believers Tour Featuring Eli Young Band and Special Guest David Nail

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Darius Rucker will be hitting the road early next year on his “True Believers” Tour, named after his third country album. Joining him on the tour will be the Eli Young Band and David Nail.

“As an entertainer, there’s nothing like seeing the fans react to your music,” Says Rucker. “I’ve been blessed to have country radio take six of our songs to No. 1, so we thought it was the perfect time to take the True Believers Tour on the road,” shares Rucker in an issued press release.Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Nov. 15. For more information, visit Rucker’s official website here.

“True Believers” Tour Dates:

Jan. 29 – Champaign, Ill. | Assembly
Jan. 30 – Ft. Wayne, Ind. | Memorial Coliseum
Jan. 31 – Ypsilanti, Mich. | Convocation Center
Feb. 13 – Hershey, Pa. | Giant Center
Feb. 14 – Albany, N.Y. | Times Union
Feb. 15 – Verona, N. Y. | Stone Event Center
Feb. 20 – Charleston, S. C. | Coliseum
Feb. 21 – Columbia, S. C. | Colonial Life Arena
Feb. 22 – Asheville, N. C. | US Cellular Center*
Feb. 27 – Erie, Pa. | Insurance Arena
Feb. 28 – Youngstown, Ohio | Coveli Center
March 1 – Roanoke, VA. | Civic Center
March 7 – Enid, Okla. | Convention Hall
March 8 – Salina, Kan. | Bicentennial Center*
March 9 – Loveland, Colo. | Budweiser Events Center

DVR Alert: Eli Young Band on Fox & Friends

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Country music fans, don’t forget to tune in tomorrow morning to Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends morning show! Rising country group Eli Young Band will perform live during the program’s All-American Concert Series after 7:30 am (EST). Fans who do tune in will be able to catch the band discussing their touring plans, latest single news, and more in addition to their live concert.

Fans who want to attend the free concert in downtown New York City can show up to the FOX studios at 1211 Avenue of the Americas on the Corner of 48th Street and 6th Avenue.

Are you going to be tuning in tomorrow morning?

VIDEO: Eli Young Band Releases Bonus Video for “Life at Best”

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Still riding high on the success of “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” the Eli Young Band has released a special bonus video for “Life at Best.” The video was filmed at their alma mater, UNT.

See it here!

Eli Young Band Extends Bud Light Partnership

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Eli Young Band have extended their partnership deal with Bud Light, who will now have an even bigger presence with the band’s tour. It’s a national partnership between the two, and the group will appear on ads, radio, and a variety of print and digital materials with the beer company.

The agreement is something the band is excited about. Guitarist James Young shares:

“We are excited about continuing our relationship with Bud Light. They have been behind us since we were playing the small venues. We’re grateful for having them support us into the future as we continue to grow as the Eli Young Band.”

The Republic Nashville group just released their brand new single “Say Goodnight” to country radio this week. Have you heard it yet on your station? What do you think?

Eli Young Band Are First To Get CMA Medals

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Rising star group Eli Young Band were the first artists to receive the brand new CMA Medallion this week. The new Olympics-styled medal replaces the former CMA plaque for writing or performing a number one country song, and was awarded to the group in celebration of their newest chart topper “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” The party was a standing room only event at the Country Music Association offices on Music Row as supporters and friends of the group overwhelmingly came out to share the love.

Yesterday’s presentation of the new CMA medals was made by BMI’s Jody Williams, ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, Cal IV Entertainment’s Danielle Hill, Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta and Jimmy Harnen, Avenue Bank’s Ron Cox, CMA’s Brandi Simms and CRS’ Bill Mayne.

“Thank you for believing in us and believing in this song,” said Mike Eli. “We fell in love with the song not because we saw, or had any foresight, or thought it was a No. 1. We just loved this song.”

The song was especially personal to writers Eric Paslay and Will Hoge. Will spoke about writing the song together:

“It was so personal for Ericand I, we thought it would never connect because it was so personal. Eli Young took it and truly made it an anthem.”

Congratulations to Eli Young Band! Check out the picture below of the group getting their medals:

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Eli Young Band Celebrates Second Consecutive #1 Hit with “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”

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The guys of the Eli Young Band have scored their second consecutive #1 on Country radio with their single, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” off of their Life At Best Album. The song nabbed the #1 spot on both the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart and the USA Today/Country Aircheck powered by Mediabase Chart.

 “The message that is in ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’ lives in every one us, said Jimmy Harnen, President of Republic Nashville. He added, “we all have dreams that we strive to achieve regardless of how challenging the journey. In many respects this song is reflective of EYB’s drive, hard work and incredible talent to be where they are today! Back-to-back #1 singles with ‘Crazy Girl’ and ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart,’ sold out shows, platinum and gold records and millions of fans. I have said it before and I will say it again, this could not happen to a nicer or more deserving group of people.”
 
Jon Jones (bass player for EYB) said, “It means the world to us to have back to back number ones.” He added, “this one is especially meaningful to us because the song resonated with us like nothing before. The song is our story and that it has been embraced by country fans and country radio is proof that dreams really do come true.“
 
For tour dates and more, visit EliYoungBand.com.

Eli Young Band Adds Gold to Platinum

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Eli Young Band follows their breakout success platinum hit song “Crazy Girl” with “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.”  The song was certified gold this week by RIAA for sales exceeding 500,000 copies.  “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” is the fastest rising single for the group.  “Crazy Girl” also has gone gold in Canada.

The Eli Young Band helped Rascal Flatts kick off their Changed Tour last Friday (June 15) and will continue with their own headlining tour dates from coast to coast.  For more tour information, visit EliYoungBand.com.

VIDEO: Eli Young Band on Jimmy Kimmel

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The Eli Young Band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night to perform their new single “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Check out the group’s performance below and let us know what you think of their rising popularity the last year:

Eli Young Band Baby News!

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Congratulations to Eli Young Band lead singer Mike Eli! According to People magazine, he’s expecting a baby with wife Kacey, who are celebrating their second anniversary next week. The pair found out the good news on New Years Day, and they’re expecting their baby daughter on August 2nd. Mike is taking his new role very seriously, already hitting the baby books hard to find out everything he needs to know:

“She and her mom got me a couple books that I am reading, and it can be a little overwhelming,” he admits. “I recommend reading them for the basics and what to expect during pregnancy, but they can’t teach you to be a good dad and a good partner. That’s up to me to figure out.”

Mike and his band will be heading to Las Vegas this weekend for the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The group is up for three ACM awards including Vocal Group of the Year. See if they take any of the three home when it airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8 pm EST on CBS.