PICS: Eli Young Band at House of Blues SD

Eli Young Band sold out the House of Blues San Diego with their award-winning country on Thursday, Feb. 16.

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The band is aptly named after vocalist Mike Eli and guitarist James Young.
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Bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson round out the lineup.
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Eli met Young when they were students at the University of North Texas.
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In fact, they ended up becomes roommates during their freshman year.
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Before long, they formed the acoustic duo, Eli & Young.
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Once Jones and Thompson joined they became the Eli Young Band.
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By 2005, they were opening up for Miranda Lambert.
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While touring, they always made time for writing retreats at Young's family ranch.
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From there, things snowballed.
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Their third album, "Jet Black & Jealous," spent 37 weeks on the country charts.
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By their fourth album, "Life at Best," the band was well on its way to country stardom.
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They have been nominees and/or winners of a Grammy Award, Country Music Award, American Country Award, Billboard Music Award and more.
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Their sixth album, "Saltwater Gospel," was released in 2016.
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Selling out the House of Blues San Diego sounds like small potatoes now, doesn't it?
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