Eli Young Band tops both Country radio charts today with their second consecutive #1 hit off their critically acclaimed album LIFE AT BEST. This afternoon, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” catapulted into the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart and the USA Today/Country Aircheck powered by Mediabase Chart.
The overwhelming response from radio listeners serves as a reminder that the band (rather than any one song) has made a palpable connection with an insurmountable number of country fans. The song made the climb to the top in a mere 26 weeks; making this ascend 10 weeks faster than their award-winning, PLATINUM hit “Crazy Girl.”
"The message that is in 'Even If It Breaks Your Heart' lives in every one us, said Jimmy Harnen, President of Republic Nashville. He added, “we all have dreams that we strive to achieve regardless of how challenging the journey. In many respects this song is reflective of EYB's drive, hard work and incredible talent to be where they are today! Back-to-back #1 singles with 'Crazy Girl' and 'Even If It Breaks Your Heart,' sold out shows, platinum and gold records and millions of fans. I have said it before and I will say it again, this could not happen to a nicer or more deserving group of people."
When the news of reaching #1 caught up to the band this morning, Jon Jones (bass player for EYB) said, “It means the world to us to have back to back number ones.” He added, “this one is especially meaningful to us because the song resonated with us like nothing before. The song is our story and that it has been embraced by country fans and country radio is proof that dreams really do come true.“
Eli Young Band and LIFE AT BEST have become an international smash-hit with country fans the world over. In the U.S., the band has earned two #1 hits a country radio; a PLATINUM single and a GOLD single, along with an ACM Award win for Song Of The Year. While in Canada the band has been certified GOLD and topped the country radio chart and the CMT Canada video chart.
EYB has earned an avalanche of award nominations including three Teen Choice Award nods for Choice Breakthrough Group (all genre), Choice Country Song and Choice Country Group. The awards will air this Sunday, July 22 on FOX from 8:00-10:00pm ET and fans can vote leading up to the event at teenchoiceawards.com.