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Eli Young Band Announce New Single “Saltwater Gospel”

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Eli Young Band gave their fans some much-anticipated news this week, announcing their latest single “Saltwater Gospel” across social media. Marking the band’s first single for The Valory Music Co., the song will ship to radio next week and will be available on iTunes next Friday, June 10. “Saltwater Gospel” marks the band’s first single for The Valory Music Co. and is a follow up to EYB’s three chart-topping hits “Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” and “Drunk Last Night.”

The anthemic hook in “Saltwater Gospel” immediately transports the listener to their favorite beach, where the mystical power of the ocean melts away the troubles of everyday life – while connecting them to their own spirituality.  In less than four minutes, the track has the transformative ability to mirror the uplifting effect of the ocean, the sand and the breeze.  Like the rhythm of the waves, verse-by-verse, the song lifts the listener higher and higher, with its steady pulse and soulful cadence.

“I’m out here by myself, but I know I’m not alone

Yeah I got all the proof I need

and it sure makes me believe

 When I go down and sink my feet in the water

 and I soak up that sun and I watch it set. 

Yeah, I can feel the power of the saltwater gospel

 I’m as close to God as I can get.

Ooooooo, Oooooo, Yeah….”

EYB lead singer Mike Eli noted,

“sometimes you just have that gut feeling  you’ve come across something special. When I heard this song, it moved me. I love that it is about so much more than just saltwater.”

EYB’s producer Ross Copperman and hit-makers Nicolle Galyon and Ashley Gorley penned “Saltwater Gospel,” infusing all of the hallmarks of a smash. The lead single will be featured on their forthcoming – and first – album for The Valory Music Co., which the band is currently in the studio recording.  EYB will debut their new music at select tour dates this summer.

Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta exclaims,

“The Eli Young Band are back with perhaps the most infectious new song of the summer. Don’t overthink it, just let Saltwater Gospel play and let it wash over you. You will then know that summer has truly arrived.”

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Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, The Band Perry & More To Headline Country Jam

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Country Jam USA is once again bringing the biggest and brightest stars in Country music to Eau Claire, Wis., for what has become THE event of the summer. Country superstars Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Eli Young Band, LOCASH, Colt Ford, A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, The Cadillac Three, Clare Dunn, Jackson Michelson and Sasha McVeigh will take the main stage for a three-day party (July 21-23) that includes live Country music, camping, shopping, eating, partying and more!

Three-day general admission passes are available for $165, student and military three-day passes for $125, one-day general admission passes for $105, Reserved seating starting at $185 and VIP starting at $235 until April 21. For those wanting the best Country Jam USA experience possible, Ultimate VIP passes are available starting at $2500 and include access to a private backstage bar and restroom, private shuttles to/from campgrounds and hotels, free food and booze in the VIP hospitality area, WiFi and seats so close to the stage, you’ll basically be the fourth member of The Band Perry. And because the party literally doesn’t stop for three days, campsites are available starting at $100. To purchase tickets, camping and for all of your Country Jam USA needs, including a list of nearby hotels and the shuttle schedule, visit

Festival organizers are also giving ticket holders the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see their favorite Country stars up-close-and-personal with the Party Pit. This additional ticket is located directly in front of the main stage, the Party Pit puts fans steps away from their favorite artists during their performances! There are a very limited number of passes in this standing-room-only area. Party Pit passes are available for $135 for Thursday, $110 for Friday and $150 for Saturday, OR fans can purchase the three-day Party Pit pass for $225, which will put them directly in front of the stage every single day for every single performance. Just think about the photos you’ll be posting on Instagram of Jason Aldean, FGL, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett and more from the front row! Talk about #blessed. Other add-ons include Skybox seats, which give fans an unrivaled view of both onstage and backstage, and the Cenex Country Club, a new offering that includes free beverages, snacks, liquor discounts, private restrooms and a shaded tent.

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New Music from Eli Young Band Coming Soon

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It’s been one year since Eli Young Band released their “Turn It On” EP and now the guys are working on a new project due out later this year. We got a sneak preview of eleven new songs that EYB fans are going to love!

  1. “Like a Heart”
  2. “Old Songs”
  3. “Skin and Bones”
  4. “Fingerprints”
  5. “Saltwater”
  6. “Days I Feel Alone”
  7. “Once”
  8. “God Love the Rain”
  9. “Drive”
  10. “Never Again”
  11. “Neverland”

While many of the songs have the up-tempo, catchy vibe that fans are used to hearing on the radio (“Like a Heart” fits that mold), the guys also venture into new territory.

“Saltwater” sounds like a folk gospel tune, tying together the spirituality of the ocean with traditional religion.

The band’s lyrical devotion to the craft of making music has been evident throughout their career, with songs like “Always the Love Songs” and “Even if it Breaks Your Heart” showing glimpses into the soul of musicians. Continuing with that trend is “Old Songs,” which reminds us why nostalgic tunes are so impactful.

If fans are looking for something with an edge, this project offers that, too. “Fingerprints” is a dark, rock-driven track with a lot of grit to it.

While fans will still be able to recognize Mike Eli’s signature lead vocal, the new songs are definitely taking the band in a new musical direction.

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The Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits of 2015….

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Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good.” and Blake Shelton’s “Sangria” topped the list of Country dance favorites in 2015, according to Marco Club Connection’s annual ranking of Country dance club songs.

“Honey, I’m Good.” was a major pop hit that appealed to dancers at all outlets, and received a significant boost among Country fans when Eli Young Band released their collaborative version of the song with Grammer to country radio and dance venues. Marco Club Connection’s Craig Bann notes the unusually strong impact of the song, stating that “Following the release of Eli Young Band’s version of ‘Honey, I’m Good’ featuring Andy Grammer, we saw an incredible resurgence of popularity and club play for the song at Country venues.”

Bann further reports that “2015 saw continued growth in dance-oriented, up-tempo Country singles, with hits like Luke Bryan’s ‘Kick The Dust Up’ and Sam Hunt’s ‘House Party’ making a lasting impression within the Country line-dance community.”

The Nashville-based company surveys a panel of nearly 250 club owners, DJs and dance instructors from across the country to compile its rankings every December. Overall votes by the panel determine each song’s placement on the list.

The list was a mixture of new and established artists with Little Big Town’s CMA award-winning “Girl Crush” placing as the 6th most popular song among dancers, while newcomers Sam Hunt, A Thousand Horses and Mo Pitney all had their first placement on the annual list.

Zac Brown Band was the only artist to be represented twice in the Top 10 with “Homegrown” and “Beautiful Drug” coming in at 8 and 10.

Two titles from 2014, Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids” and Colt Ford’s “Crank It Up,” continued their run of popularity well into 2015 and were also ranked very highly among dancers and DJs.

The results of the 2015 Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits are:

  1. “Honey, I’m Good.” – Andy Grammer
  2. “Sangria” – Blake Shelton
  3. “Kick The Dust Up” – Luke Bryan
  4. “House Party” – Sam Hunt
  5. “Crash and Burn” – Thomas Rhett
  6. “Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
  7. “Boy & A Girl Thing” – Mo Pitney
  8. “Homegrown” – Zac Brown Band
  9. “Smoke” – A Thousand Horses
  10. “Beautiful Drug” – Zac Brown Band

A complete archive of Marco Club Connection’s Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits can be viewed at

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