Eli Young Band

10,000 Towns

February 3rd, 2014

She’s ready to move on. There’s nothing left for her in her hometown and she knows she’s got to leave everything she’s ever known and make a future for herself somewhere else. The gas tank in her old Ford is full and she’s “leaving nothing in that rearview But dust, nothing but dust."

Did you know?

  • "Dust" debuted at number 53 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart and has since peaked at number 16. It also debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and peaked at number 19.
  • The song received a favorable review from Taste of Country, which said that "it rocks like they’ve never rocked on radio before."
  • Lead singer Mike Eli said of the album: "To still be making music and going through the craziness of life together is something we'd only dreamed of when we met back in college. This album shows another chapter in our lives as a band, as husbands, as fathers and as individuals that we're really excited to share with our amazing fans."
  • Eli Young Band is an American country music band composed of members who met while students at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas: Mike Eli (vocals, guitar), James Young (guitar), Jon Jones (bass guitar), and Chris Thompson (drums).
  • The band has charted eight times on the Billboard country charts, with three of their singles having reached number 1: "Crazy Girl, "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" and "Drunk Last Night."
  • Mike Eli and James Young met at the University of North Texas where they became dorm roommates their freshman year. They played guitar and eventually began writing and singing songs together; they formed the acoustic duo, Eli & Young, while attending the University of North Texas. Chris Thompson and Jon Jones joined them later on and they became the Eli Young Band.
  • Musical influences for the Eli Young Band include The Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Counting Crows and John Mellencamp.