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Eli Young Band Biography


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Birth Place: Denton, Texas, U.S.
Years Active: 2000-present
Genres: Country


Eli Young Band is an American country music band based in Denton, Texas. The band is composed of Mike Eli (vocals, guitar), James Young (guitar), Jon Jones (bass guitar), and Chris Thompson (drums).

The band released its self-titled debut album in 2002, followed by their Carnival records release “Level” in 2005.

The band's third album, “Jet Black & Jealous,” was released in 2008 by Universal South Records, and has accounted for three Top 40 singles on the Billboard Country Singles chart. Its lead-off single, "When It Rains," spent 37 weeks on the country charts and peaked at #34. "Always the Love Songs," (co-written by David Lee Murphy and George Ducas) peaked at #11. "Radio Waves" peaked at #35, while "Guinevere" peaked at #45. The album went to #30 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and #5 on the U.S. Country Albums chart.