Eli Young Band Wins Big at Academy of Country Music Awards, Performing at KCAC May 5

Posted on 4/2/2012 12:44:46 PM

The Eli Young Band took home the first award of the evening at the Academy of  Country Music Awards show, scoring Song of the Year for “Crazy Girl.” The quartet beat out country heavyweights, including Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney.

“I have dreamed this moment my whole life, and I can speak for the rest of the guys up here that they have, too,” lead singer Mike Eli told the crowd.

The Eli Young Band will perform live at Kovalchick Complex on May 5 prior to headliner and friend Dierks Bentley.

Tickets to Dierks Bentley with special guests Eli Young Band and Will Hoge are priced at $25 and $35, and are on sale now! Ticket prices include a $2 facility fee, and they may be purchased online at Comcast TIX, by dialing 800-298-4200, or at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office. (There are plenty of tickets still available for this concert.)

The Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl” has been certified platinum with sales of over 1.4 million downloads and was named Billboard’s number one Country Song of The Year. The band has performed the hit on Late Show With David Letterman, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, and at the ACA Awards. Life at Best made its debut at number three on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and number six on the Billboard 200. It came in at number one on the iTunes Country Albums Chart and number two on the iTunes All Genre chart.