Bryan, EYB out with new music
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
– As sure as it's spring, it's time for a new release from Luke Bryan, while Eli Young Band also is out with an EP today.
Luke Bryan is dropping his final spring break release, "Spring Break...Checkin Out." The release contains five new songs written by Bryan and the entire six-song output of last year's spring break release.
Eli Young Band is out with "Turn It On," a four-song EP that is the follow-up to last year's "10,000 Towns" full length. EYB went into the studio to record four songs, co-written by members of the band, with producers Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover.
Joe Pug is a veteran Chicago-based singer, who put out the 10-song disc "Waterfall" on Lightning Rod Records. He has previously released two studio full-lengths and EPs plus a live disc.
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