10,000 Towns

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  • The title of Eli Young Band's fifth album was inspired by the group's days on the road, seeing cities big and small. "There's a general theme between small town America where every town is different, but in some ways, they are the same," said guitarist James Young. "We felt like the title encapsulated the best years of us driving all over the country playing music."

    Vocalist Mike Eli added: "We've traveled all over the country and to other countries, but at the end of the day we all party the same way no matter what the culture or the town. To us, '10,000 Towns' is a great way to sum up this record in that way as well as who we are. We love traveling around the country and seeing all that and being a band of road dogs."
  • Even though they didn't write the track (it was penned by Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Craig Wiseman), it's clear the song resonated strongly enough with the band for them to choose it as the album title as well. "It kind of goes back to who we are as a band," bassist Jones explained to Radio.com. "And as a family, [one] that has seen that many towns and had those experiences."
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