Multi-PLATINUM, Award-Winning country artist Eli Young Band will perform the pre-race show on the front-straight prior to “Axalta presents the Pocono 400” on Sunday, June 11. “Axalta presents the Pocono 400” is Pocono Raceway’s opening event for its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule at 12:45 p.m. ET.
With three No. 1 hits under their belt as well as a Grammy nomination and an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year for their hit “Crazy Girl,” Eli Young will be live on stage on the frontstretch of Pocono Raceway.
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Eli Young Band Success, Awards & Nominations
- 3 #1 Singles – All 3 Platinum Certified (“Crazy Girl” Certified DOUBLE PLATINUM)
- 2 Gold Certified Singles – “DUST” & “Always The Love Songs”
- Over 5 MILLION singles sold
- 2012 ACM Song Of The Year “Crazy Girl”
- Award Nominations • 2015 CMT Group • 2014 American Music Award
Eli Young recently released their second Republic Nashville album, 10,000 Towns.
It’s been a long, steady rise for bassist Jon Jones, drummer Chris Thompson, lead vocalist Mike Eli and guitarist James Young, but the same four musicians have been together from the start and are now reaping the rewards. They began performing together in 2000 while attending North Texas State University, and honed their skills on the Lone Star state’s competitive music circuit by building a rabid fan base who appreciated their potent live shows and the edgy, passionate indie albums that preceded their major label ascension.
With the 2011 release of their Republic Nashville debut, “Life at Best,” the Eli Young Band scored their first No. 1 hit with “Crazy Girl.” The double platinum single became the # 1 most played country song of the year on Billboard’s 2011 year end chart and earned them the ACM Award for Song of the Year. The band’s next single, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” became their second No. 1 and was certified platinum.
It earned the band Grammy nods for Best Duo/Group Performance and for Best Country Song as well as Single of the Year and Song of the Year nominations from both the CMA and ACM.
After years of paying dues and gaining experience, the Eli Young Band is at the top of their game. While they started playing in tiny clubs, they have graduated to packing out theaters and mid-size venues as a headliner. Their road dog reputation helped them to earn an opening slot playing stadiums on the Kenny Chesney tour. All those miles on the road and visits to 10,000 towns coalesce to make their new album the band’s strongest effort yet.
Their meticulous approach to writing and finding the very best songs for the new album paid off quickly as the lead single, “Drunk Last Night,” became the band’s third No. 1 hit.
In recording “10,000 Towns,” the Eli Young Band gathered songs from Music Row’s top writers, including Craig Wiseman, David Lee Murphy, Jon Randall and Will Hoge, and the band also penned half the songs on the album themselves.
The second single, “Dust,” was the #1 most added song on the chart the first week with a massive 62 stations on board. The song is a rock-tinged number about a girl leaving small town life behind and taking charge of her future.
On 10,000 Towns, the Eli Young Band delivers a diverse collection of songs that explores the complexities of relationships such as the bluesy cheating song “Revelations” and the heartbreaking “What Does,” a poignant examination of a failed relationship. Yet there are several tunes that just revel in the simple pleasures that bring joy to the journey, among them “Just Add Moonlight” and “Let’s Do Something Tonight.” “A Prayer for the Road” is a tender tribute to the love of their families and the prayerful support that goes with them every mile.
Notes: Certain terms and conditions apply. Regular fees and delivery charges apply. Front-Straight Tickets must be accompanied by a 2017 Axalta presents the Pocono 400 Sunday Gate Admission Ticket and an Axalta presents the Pocono 400 race weekend Pre-Race Pit/Paddock Pass. If you do not have tickets, we do have the Eli Young Band NASCAR Package available which includes 300-Level Axalta presents the Pocono 400 Sunday Ticket, Pre-Race Pit/Paddock Pass and Front-Straight Tickets for the concert and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver introductions.