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 Overwhelms Radio Group

The Eli Young Band has finished a new album that’s set to come out next year, and if the response to the group in Houston is any indication, its decade-long journey could be paying off big time. The band just celebrated its 10th anniversary this fall after slowing developing an audience from extensive, dedicated touring, beginning in Denton, Texas, and expanding outward. Its 2008 album, Jet Black & Jealous, brought a hit with “Always The Love Songs,” but EYB’s popularity goes deeper than might normally be expected for an act that’s had only one Top 20 success. Houston radio station KKBQ ran a contest that encouraged fans to enter online for a chance to win an acoustic concert from the band. The station got a whopping 180,000 responses over the following 24 hours, crashing the Cox Media Group’s server in Atlanta. That left staff members without Internet access or email at 86 radio stations, four newspapers and 15 TV outlets across the country. Read More