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Eli Young Band Learns to Tour with Big Families

Eli Young Band learns to tour with big families

Eli Young Band photo courtesy of Republic Nashville.

Eli Young Band’s family got a bit bigger over the last year with both Mike Eli and Jon Jones welcoming children into the world. The group got the chance to learn how to tour with expanded families while on the road with Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts. Now they’re putting their knowledge into practice.

“They brought their babies out and the kids were out on probably 70 percent to 75 percent of the tour,” Chris Thompson said. “That was really inspiring now that we’re having our own kids in the band. They really showed us that there’s ways to keep connected with your family on the road. It’s nice to know that you don’t have to be so far away from the people that you love.”

While Mike and Jon’s kids don’t travel with the band all the time, they do make the trip on occasion. “Our families are getting to come out more and more on the road nowadays,” Chris said. “The kids are growing up a little bit more and they’re old enough to come out and hang out on the bus.”

The band is on the road with Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation Tour through the end of the month. Their new single, “Drunk Last Night,” the lead single from their upcoming album, is at radio now.

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