When: Fri., Nov. 18, 7 p.m. 2016
Way back when cheesy chart toppers like Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” made your ears bleed on a daily basis, two complete strangers found themselves sharing a tiny dorm while studying at the University of North Texas. These awkward freshmen – Mike Eli and James Young – quickly bonded over their mutual love of guitar and decided to form their own acoustic set after penning a few promising tunes together. After buddies Chris and Jon hopped on the bandwagon, the project began snowballing into a heartland phenomenon. Now counting the greats among their touring partners, the unlikely country crooners pack stadiums with rollicking anthems about drunk dialing their ex- ames and falling in love with crazy girls. (Try not to dwell on the lack of political correctness at play here.) Grab a cold beer and cozy up with the wholesome guitar heroes of the Eli Young Band at Cowboys Dancehall.