Eli Young Band’s family has grown by two babies over the last year. Mike Eli’s daughter Kline is a year and a half old and Jon Jones’ son, Hudson, is one. The band has learned a lot about touring with kids by watching their pals Little Big Town transition from the tour bus to the stage and back again.
“We’ve been on two different tours with them, and the first time when they just pretty much had newborns,” Jon said. “And now they’re running around and it looks like a playground explodes out of their bus every time it stops. They’re all on the bus together and they make it work, and it’s very seamless.”
One of the things that impressed the band the most about Little Big Town was how they balance their careers with being great parents. “You can tell their children are having this great upbringing on the road and it’s very normal for them,” Jon said. “Seeing them go through it, for us was just a confirmation that, ‘yeah we can make this work.’”
Eli Young Band just released their new single, “Dust,” to county radio.