Eli Young Band "Crazy" for Platinum
Monday, October 31, 2011
– Eli Young Band was certified Platinum for sales of more than 1 million downloads of Crazy Girl.
The song climbs to number two this week on both the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart and the USA Today/Country Aircheck powered by Mediabase Chart.
The band will perform the hit on Thursday, Nov. 3 on Late Show With David Letterman.
"The saying be careful what you wish for because you just might get it, is really coming true this year for us," said James Young. "Having a platinum single is one of the things we've always dreamed about. Thank you to the fans and country radio for allowing us to do what we love night after night, and for truly making our dreams come true."
EYB recently earned their career first American Country Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist Of The Year and is currently on tour opening for Dierks Bentley. This week the band will take a short break from touring to head to New York for their appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman, then will continue touring with Bentley through Nov, 19 where they will make their final appearance of the tour just outside of Denver in Broomfield, Col.
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