While both Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks are highly celebrated names in country music, they’re also parents, which does more to dictate their schedule at the moment than audience demand. However, with their youngest daughter set to graduate high school in 2014, the couple are starting to let themselves dream about life as empty-nesters.
Eli Young Band have literally seen their career catapult onto center stage in the past few months. After their single ‘Crazy Girl’ became their first No.1 hit, the four-man country outfit snagged an ACM Award for Song of the Year with the same smash hit, making an underdog story to be remembered. But even in the face of so many great things at once, the guys are not about to forget who it was that helped them get to this point.
The Eli Young Band may only be two singles deep into their current album, August 2011′s ‘Life at Best,’ but the guys have already gotten the thinking wheels turning regarding their forthcoming third album.
Carrie Underwood is the lead nominee for the upcoming 2012 CMT Music Awards with 5 nominations. Miranda Lambert is just behind Carrie with 4 nominations covering both her solo work and with her group the Pistol Annies
Earlier this year, Eli Young Band guitarist James Young was the final member of the group to walk down the aisle and say “I do.” Young wed his sweetie in an intimate outdoor ceremony on Feb. 4, with his fellow bandmates close by his side.
If you go by the Academy of Country Music award presented recently, Lee Brice is one of the best songwriters around. He was co-writer, with Liz Rose, on the winning ACM Song of the Year, "Crazy Girl"( the Eli Young Band).
The neighborhood video arcade may have fallen into the black hole of progress along with frosted hair tips, acid washed jeans and health care with reasonable co-pays, but the people who long to see its mixed aurora borealis of pixelated lights and neon signs are not going anywhere.
The Eli Young Band has risen to the top of the field. It wasn't but a few years back that the guys were chasing me around Lubbock for a shot on the air while I was on location and it really didn't matter where I was,
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