October 25, 2018, 8:00 pm at Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX
The Eli Young Band has always been unique in modern Country music â€“ a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. Theyâ€™d even go so far as to call themselves â€œmisfits,â€ but with their fourth major label album, Fingerprints, theyâ€™re finally embracing what makes them different once and for all. Eli founded the band with guitarist James Young, bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson at the University of North Texas in 2000, building a grass-roots fanbase that propelled each of their previous three albums into the Top 5 of Billboardâ€™s Country Albums chart, with 2014â€™s 10,000 Towns bowing at No. 1. Three No. 1 singles gave the band an edgy, romantically-charged identity (â€œCrazy Girl,â€ â€œEven If It Breaks Your Heartâ€ and â€œDrunk Last Nightâ€). Their stable of hits collected Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications that lead to Grammy and CMA Award nominations, Billboard Awards and an ACM trophy for Song of the Year (â€œCrazy Girlâ€).