Multi-Platinum hitmakers Eli Young Band celebrated their fourth career No. 1, “Love Ain’t,” with a No. 1 bash at The Sutler in Nashville, TN, on July 15, hosted by ASCAP and BMI.
Packing out the rustic saloon, friends, family, and key industry members joined songwriters Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, and Shane Mcanally, to toast the chart-topping tune produced by Dann Huff – as featured on EYB’s latest project, This is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits. Guests were also offered an exclusive first look at This is Eli Young Band, a not-yet-released mini-doc chronicling their journey since being founded as students at the University of North Texas in 2000.
Reflecting on their storied career and current smash success, frontman Mike Eli shared onstage, “Something that we’ve been living by for a long time is, ‘Nothing comes easy.’ That’s just the truth – if it’s worth anything at all.” He continued, “At the end of the day, we wouldn’t be where we are now, we wouldn’t have what we have, and we wouldn’t be involved with the people that we’re involved with – I wouldn’t trade a day in our journey for overnight success.”
That same nose-to-the-grindstone mentality rings true in their introspective new single “Break It In,” set to impact Country radio on July 29.