GAC Album Review: Eli Young Band’s Life At Best

Eli Young Band returns with their brand of Texas Country on Life At Best, the quartet’s fourth full-length studio album, and their first with the Republic Nashville label. Based in Denton, Texas, EYB builds on the loose country/rock vibe of 2008’s Jet Black & Jealous with fourteen songs highlighted by Tom Petty-esque grooves, insightful lyrics [...] Read More

Eli Young Band Laughs Off the Name

If you were a bit confused over the Eli Young Band and its hit “Always The Love Songs,” you can take a bit of solace in knowing that you weren’t alone. EYB is a four-piece band out of Denton, Texas, although none of the members is actually named Eli Young. The group’s brand is actually a conjunction of two guys’ names: lead singer Mike Eli and guitarist James Young. But if you were to meet them at a concert, it’s a good bet that they wouldn’t take offense at being addressed incorrectly. Read More

Eli Young Band Primed as Heartbreakers

In an era when Kid Rock and Bon Jovi have found success in country music, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to hear Tom Petty’s name being thrown around. The Eli Young Band has been covering the rocker’s “American Girl” frequently in concert, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are something of a muse for the Texas foursome as it develops a follow-up to the 2008 album Jet Black & Jealous. Read More