A few years ago, before I knew a whole lot about them, I thought the Eli Young Band was a band like the Zac Brown Band, which means I thought the band was named after one guy. Not so...

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The Eli Young Band is Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson. So, if you know the names of the guys in the lineup, it's easy to see where the name of the band came from. Actually, Mike & James were a duo in college before Jon and Chris came along. They were known as...wait for it...Eli & Young.

When the band formed and started playing the college circuit, they began to be referred to, and started calling themselves, the Eli Young Band. From the original name of the duo of Mike & James, they dropped the "&", and added "Band", and the rest is history.

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