Band release new video and performed for troops around the world
Eli Young Band holds a special place in their hearts for all who have served our country and often visit troops across the globe. Each member of the band has immediate family members that have or are currently serving in the military and they shared a video documenting their time entertaining soldiers at the Autec Navy Base in Andros Island, Bahamas; Thule Air Base in Qaanaaq, Greenland and the largest US overseas military base at Camp Humphreys in Anjeong-Ri, South Korea.
“It is always an honor to have the opportunity to play for the troops. It’s incredibly humbling when they thank us for bringing a little piece of home to them when we should be the ones thanking them,” reflects frontman Mike Eli. “The sacrifice that these men, women and families make is unbelievable. This behind-the-scenes content is just a small way to say thank you as these extraordinary men and women support us overseas.”
The band also performed at iHeartCountry’s One Night For Our Military Presented By The Makers of Accu-chek Guide at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles alongside Brantley Gilbert, Ben Rue and host Bobby Bones. The concert event aired nationwide November 11th across iHeartMedia’s Mainstream Country radio stations in honor of Veterans Day.
Earlier this year, EYB partnered with Wounded Warrior Project to showcase the sacrifices partners make for one another. Their official music video for “Love Ain’t” depicts veteran Taylor Morris and his wife Danielle’s story from when he became a quadruple amputee after being involved in an explosion in Afghanistan and she dropped everything to be at his side.
EYB has always been unique in modern country music – a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. Gravitating towards titles with lyrical twists – platinum-certified No. 1 hits “Drunk Last Night,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and 2X-platinum “Crazy Girl” – EYB naturally fell into a groove recording the Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Shane McAnally-penned “Love Ain’t” on The Valory Music Co. alongside producer Dann Huff.
In addition to taking their live show to the aforementioned bases, the band sells out venues as a headliner from coast to coast. They have also toured with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker and Dave Matthews Band.
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