Saturday nights were made for live music, and at Boots & Hearts 2017, the Eli Young Band came through big time with exactly what we needed. The boys from Texas came north and warmed up the big stage for headliner, Brantley Gilbert, and they did a hell of a job.
From the top, Eli and the boys were on fire. Notes were hit, things were tight, fans were singing, dancing, cheering, and waiting for the hits they so desperately wanted to hear. Throughout the set, we heard a selection of radio hits, fan favourites, and cuts from their 2017 album, Fingerprints. As they rolled from song to song we watch girls pop up on shoulders, couples swaying together, and friends with arms over shoulders, shouting along and allowing the music to wash over them and bring them together in a moment.
Note: We learned on Sunday that Alee is a big Eli Young Band fan, telling us about sitting around listening to songs like Always The Love Songs and singing along almost 10 years ago now.
With all of the new country artists and bands that have burst onto the scene in the last few years, it may be that the Eli Young Band has become underrated. Go ahead and listen to Jet Black And Jealous, Drunk Last Night or Crazy Girl and you’ll be reminded how great they are. And then go listen to songs like Saltwater Gospel, Skin & Bones, and Never Land to be reminded of how good they still are today.
Up on stage, the Eli Young Band made us happy, and that’s always what we’re hoping for from live music performances in any genre.
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Eli Young Band, Boots & Hearts 2017 Setlist
👉🏼 Prayer For The Road
👉🏼 Jet Black And Jealous
👉🏼 When It Rains
👉🏼 Skin & Bones
👉🏼 Dust On The Bottle (David Lee Murphy)
👉🏼 Never Land
👉🏼 Saltwater Gospel
👉🏼 Drunk Last Night
👉🏼 Come Together
👉🏼 Small Town Kid
👉🏼 Always The Love Songs
👉🏼 Even If It Breaks Your Heart
👉🏼 Learning To Fly (Tom Petty)
👉🏼 Crazy Girl