The Eli Young Band’s fifth album titled Life At Best has become an international smash-hit with country fans the world over. In the United States, the band has earned two #1 hits on country radio, along with an Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award for the 2011 Song of the Year (“Crazy Girl”).
This year the EYB has earned an avalanche of award nominations including two Grammy nominations for Best Country Song (“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”) and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”), two ACM Award nominations for Vocal Group of the Year and Single Record of the Year (“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”), and three Teen Choice Award nods for Choice Breakthrough Group (all genre), Choice Country Song and Choice Country Group.
In the beginning, drummer Chris Thompson, guitarist James Young and bass player Jon Jones formed an instant friendship and started performing around Denton, Texas, while they were students at North Texas State University in 1998. Mike Eli came into the picture when he enrolled at the school the next year, first playing duo shows with Young, then singing lead as the gang of four officially made its live debut in October 2000.
Jack Ingram won the 2008 ACM award for Best New Male Vocalist. Ingram remains in the forefront of country music with the album Big Dreams & High Hopes, the seventh studio disc of his career and his third for Nashville maverick indie label Big Machine Records. Its eleven tracks range through the many facets of Ingram’s unique take on country music and songwriting including the swimming hole party anthem “Barefoot and Crazy” which quickly became a radio smash.
Ticket information for this entertaining evening will be available later this spring.
Visit the World’s Greatest County Fair for “Bushels of Fun” September 7-15, 2013! The Clay County Fair, an annual celebration in Spencer, Iowa since 1917, attracts more than 300,000 people each September for world-class Grandstand entertainment, daily livestock and horse shows, over $100,000 in free entertainment, thousands of competitive exhibits, the thrilling GoldStar Amusements carnival, every imaginable type of fair food, hundreds of unique commercial vendors, and the largest farm machinery display at any fair in the United States! Offering “Bushels of Fun” for every age group, the Clay County Fair is an event you won’t want to miss! Visit www.claycountyfair.com for more information.