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10,000 Towns

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10,000 Towns (2014)  Turn It On (2015)
Release date  4 March 2014
Genre  Country music
Artist  Eli Young Band
Label  BMLG Records
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Released  March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04)
Producers  Frank Liddell, Justin Niebank
Similar  Eli Young Band albums, Country music albums

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10,000 Towns is the fifth studio album by American country music group Eli Young Band. It was released on March 4, 2014 via Republic Nashville. The band wrote over half the tracks and co-produced the album with Frank Liddell and Justin Niebank. It includes the number one single "Drunk Last Night." An exclusive version of the album with three bonus tracks is available at Walmart.

Contents

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Background

Lead singer Mike Eli said of the album: "To still be making music and going through the craziness of life together is something we'd only dreamed of when we met back in college. This album shows another chapter in our lives as a band, as husbands, as fathers and as individuals that we're really excited to share with our amazing fans."

Critical reception

10,000 Towns received positive reviews from music critics. At USA Today, Brian Mansfield rated the album three out of four stars, stating "That keeps their populist country and heartland rock from setting down roots, but lets these songs resonate everywhere." Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic rated the album three out of five stars, writing that "their strength lies in the sweeter stuff, how they can make crossover country-pop that seems amiable but never cloying." At The Oakland Press, Gary Graff rated the album two-and-a-half stars out of four, saying that the release "touts the virtues of lowest-common-denominator country, filled with sweet melodies, rich vocal harmonies and a careful straddle of the twang/rock divide to maintain its crossover candidacy." Bob Paxman of Country Weekly graded the album a B, and according to him the release is "decent but not quite up to the level of those two powerhouses." At Roughstock, Matt Bjorke rated the album four-and-a-half stars out of five, stating the release "suggests that Eli Young Band has found the right formula for their sound."

Eli Young Band

  • Mike Eli- acoustic guitar, lead vocals
  • Jon Jones- bass guitar, background vocals
  • Chris Thompson- drums, percussion
  • James Young- electric guitar, background vocals
  • Additional Musicians

  • Tom Bukovac- electric guitar
  • J.T. Corenflos- electric guitar
  • Eric Darken- percussion
  • Dan Dugmore- steel guitar
  • Kenny Greenberg- acoustic guitar
  • Tony Harrell- keyboards
  • Wes Hightower- background vocals
  • David Huff- programming
  • Charlie Judge- accordion, Hammond B-3 organ, keyboards, piano, synthesizer, synthesizer strings, Wurlitzer
  • Tony Lucido- bass guitar
  • Jerry McPherson- electric guitar
  • Heather Morgan- background vocals
  • Greg Morrow- percussion
  • Justin Niebank- keyboards, programming
  • Russ Pahl- steel guitar
  • Danny Rader- accordion, bouzouki, acoustic guitar, mandolin
  • Cale Richardson- acoustic guitar, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
  • Adam Shoenfeld- electric guitar
  • Ilya Toshinsky- acoustic guitar
  • Chart performance

    10,000 Towns debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart with first week sales of 36,000 copies. The album has sold 95,000 copies in the U.S. as of January 2015.

    Songs

    1Drunk Last Night3:39
    210 - 000 Towns3:44
    3Dust3:18

    References

    10,000 Towns Wikipedia


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