ELI YOUNG BAND RECEIVES PANDORA BILLIONAIRE PLAQUE FOR 2 BILLION STREAMS DURING GRAND OLE OPRY PERFORMANCE

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 5:45pm

Multi-Platinum Band Surpasses Streaming Milestone as “Love Talking” Impacts Country Radio

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Multi-Platinum hitmakers Eli Young Band were surprised with a Pandora Billionaire Plaque following their Grand Ole Opry performance last night, Feb. 22. The moment commemorates over 2 billion streams on the platform, and the band has been added to Pandora’s Country Billionaires Radio in celebration of the honor.

“Sometimes these moments sneak up on you and refill the gas tank,” reflected lead singer Mike Eli in response to the surprise presentation. “We love to play music and when something like this comes along and reminds you that people are listening, it just feels so good. The first and last time someone will call us billionaires!”

Last week, the musical band of brothers delivered new single “
Love Talking” to Country radio, earning early praise from American Songwriter for its “silky smooth” delivery showcasing “the fruits of the band’s recent creative explosion.” All Access concurred, “In this two minute and 50 second smash, lead singer Mike Eli’s voice embraces listeners like a warm hug,” with MusicRow remarking that “the echo gives the sound some extra juice, and the band is as proficient as ever.” Billboard also named the song among the best of the week upon its release, noting that “this ultra-romantic new release from the group swirls with an irresistible melody and propulsive rhythm.”
 
“Love Talking” is the lead single off the band’s forthcoming sixth studio album, planned for release later this year via The Valory Music Co.
 
Fans will have a chance to see the new single performed live, along with the band’s multi-decade catalog of chart-topping hits, as EYB returns to the road for their 51-city Love Talking Tour. Tickets are available at 
EliYoungBand.com.
 
For more information and to see all upcoming tour dates, visit 
www.eliyoungband.com and follow on social media @EliYoungBand.
 
“Love Talking” Lyrics & Credits Available 
HERE
 
Love Talking Tour Dates:
March 4           College Station, Texas  |  Hurricane Harry’s
March 5           Kyle, Texas  |  Down South Railhouse
March 8           Modesto, Calif.  |  Gallo Center for the Arts
March 9           San Diego, Calif.  |  Moonshine Beach
March 10         Tucson, Ariz.  |  Rialto Theatre
March 11         Chandler, Ariz.  |  Wild Horse Pass – Motor Sports Park
March 24         Athens, Ga.  |  Georgia Theatre
March 25         Richmond, Va.  |  The National
March 26         Rocky Mountain, Va.  |  Harvester Performance Center
March 28         Nashville, Tenn.  |  Assembly Food Hall
April 1             Katy, Texas  |  Wildcatter Saloon
April 2             Oklahoma City, Okla.  |  Beer City Music Hall
April 7             Green Bay, Wis.  |  EPIC Event Center
April 8             Clear Lake, Iowa  |  Surf Ballroom
April 9             Fargo, N.D.  |  Sanctuary Event Center
April 13           Cincinnati, Ohio  |  Bogart’s
April 14           Columbus, Ohio  |  The Bluestone
April 15           Bloomington, Ind.  |  Bluebird Nightclub
April 21           Gulf Shores, Ala.  |  The Hangout
April 22           Tampa, Fla.  |  Dallas Bull
April 23           Fort Myers, Fla.  |  The Ranch
April 28           Hampton Beach, N.H.  |  Wally’s Pub
April 29           Manchester, N.H.  |  The Pub
April 30           Portland, Maine  |  Aura
May 6              Providence, R.I.  |  Fete Music Lounge
May 13            Fayetteville, Ark.  |  George’s Majestic
May 20            Helotes, Texas  |  Floore’s Country Store
May 21            Amarillo, Texas  |  Big Texan Starlight Ranch
June 2              Dewey Beach, Del.  |  Bottle & Cork
June 3              Washington, D.C.  |  The Bullpen
June 10            Kamas, Utah  |  DeJoria Center
June 11            Burley, Idaho  |  King Fine Arts Center
June 17            New Braunfels, Texas  |  Whitewater Amphitheater
June 18            El Campo, Texas  |  Greek Brothers
June 22            Aspen, Colo.  |  Belly Up
June 25            Santa Fe, N.M.  |  Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
June 29            Lincoln, Neb.  |  Bourbon Theatre
July 14            Little Rock, Ark.  |  The Hall
July 16            Beaufort, S.C.  |  Beaufort Waterfront Park
July 19            Washington, Pa.  |  Wild Things Park
July 21            Brooklyn, N.Y.  |  Brooklyn Bowl
July 22            Huntington, N.Y.  |  The Paramount
July 23            Philadelphia, Pa.  |  Brooklyn Bowl
August 5         Minneapolis, Minn.  |  Fine Line Music Cafe
August 7         Wisconsin Dells, Wis.  |  Crystal Grand Music Theatre
August 11       Petaluma, Calif.  |  McNear’s Mystic Theatre
August 13       Fontana, Calif.  |  Tailgate Fest
August 26       Denver, Colo.  |  Grizzly Rose
 
About Eli Young Band
The musical band of brothers – Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson – play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. The trailblazing group has come a long way since their formation in 2000 at the University of North Texas, with the multi-Platinum hitmakers’ dynamic career thus far producing four chart-topping singles; 3x Platinum “Crazy Girl,” 2x Platinum “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and Platinum “Love Ain’t” and “Drunk Last Night.” “Crazy Girl” also landed as Billboard's No. 1 Country Song of the Year and won the ACM Award for Song of the Year, with EYB also earning multiple GRAMMY, CMA, CMT, ACA and Teen Choice Award nominations. They have performed on national television shows such as TODAYConanLate Show with David LettermanThe Tonight Show with Jay LenoLate Night with Jimmy FallonJimmy Kimmel Live! and FOX & Friends. While selling out venues from coast-to-coast as strong headliners, EYB has also shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Chris Young, Darius Rucker and Dave Matthews Band. EYB offers the first glimpse at a forthcoming project later this year via The Valory Music Co. with lead single “Love Talking” and a headline tour of the same name. For more information and to see all upcoming tour dates, visit 
eliyoungband.comand follow on social media @EliYoungBand.
 
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