Eli Young Band Changes Labels

Posted by Sarah Norton on 02/12/2010

The Eli Young Band, recently nominated for Top New Vocal Group by the Academy Of Country Music, has joined the Republic Nashville roster. The Eli Young Band comes to their new label from Universal Republic/Universal South Records.
“This band was born with the fans, grown with the fans and continues to prosper and thrive with the fans on every level,” said Jimmy Harnen, President of Republic Nashville. “It is both exciting and an honor to welcome the Eli Young Band to Republic Nashville.”
“Guinevere,” a song from the band’s national debut on Universal South, Jet Black & Jealous, will be the first single released through Republic Nashville; the song will be serviced to radio in the coming weeks. A favorite of the band’s fervid legion of fans, “Guinevere” already enjoys great success on music download sites, and the video for the song is garnering strong airplay on music video channels.
Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Records, and Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic, partnered to create Republic Nashville in May 2009. Borchetta said, "I’ve been following the build and momentum of EYB for quite some time. This isn’t the first time I’ve tried to sign them but we’ve got them now, and we can’t wait to get to work!”