KNCI Exclusive Interview With Eli Young Band

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Pat and Tom Tom Mailey
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When you travel the country as much as the Eli Young Band does, you see some interesting stuff.

The boys checked in with KNCI’s Pat and Tom on Wednesday morning from Fargo, North Dakota, where they were met at the airport by a celebrity…of sorts. “Usually at airports there might be like a new Volvo or car but there’s actually a wood chipper right there in baggage claim” the band explained. If you’re wondering why there would be a wood chipper in the Fargo airport, you must not have seen the movie “Fargo:” one of the film’s villains meets his demise in such a machine.

But that’s not all. The band said they are taking a break from touring with Rascal Flatts and have been playing a lot of state and county fairs. Asked if they’ve tried any unusual fair food, they said in Texas. They sampled fried beer. How was it? “It’s fried beer, and it’s exactly what you would think it would be” said the band. “It’s something you wanted to try, and then regretted trying.”

One thing they don’t regret is choosing “Even if it Breaks Your Heart” as their latest single. The Eric Pasley-penned tune (he also wrote Barefoot Blue Jean Night for Jake Owen) is poised to be the #1 song in Country music. The band says it’s been a blast watching the single climb the charts at a much faster clip than “Crazy Girl,” which was the ACM Single of the Year, and the most-played song on country radio in 2011. Listen to Pat and Tom’s full interview with the Eli Young Band here:

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