Eli Young Band's "Crazy Girl" goes Gold
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Eli Young Band's "Crazy Girl" goes Gold

Thursday, July 28, 2011 – Eli Young Band's Crazy Girl was certified Gold by the RIAA this week for sales of more than 500,000 downloads. By the time reports came in this morning, the band had sold nearly 600,000 downloads.

The single, from the band's upcoming "Life at Best" CD, made its debut at number 1 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart with more than 47,000 downloads the first week and has sold an average of 30,000 downloads a week.

Drummer Chris Thompson said, "Gold rocks. You grow up hearing about artists going gold and dream of what it would be like. Gold has always been such a measure of success."

Lead singer Mike Eli added "It's pretty cool that the single went gold before the record even came out."

The band's CD comes out Aug. 16.


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