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Eli Young Band tastes"Saltwater Gospel"

Friday, June 3, 2016 – Eli Young Band is releasing a new single for a new label for the band next week, it announced today.

"Saltwater Gospel' ships to radio next week and will be available for purchase on June 10. This marks the band's first single for The Valory Music Co., part of the Big Machine Label group.

The band has enjoyed previous hits with "Crazy Girl," "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" and "Drunk Last Night."

The idea behind "Saltwater Gospel" is that it transports the listener to their favorite beach, where the power of the ocean melts away the troubles of everyday life while connecting them to their own spirituality. Lyrics include:
Yeah I got all the proof I need/and it sure makes me believe
When I go down and sink my feet in the water and I soak up that sun and I watch it set.
Yeah, I can feel the power of the saltwater gospel
I'm as close to God as I can get.

EYB lead singer Mike Eli said, "Sometimes you just have that gut feeling you've come across something special. When I heard this song, it moved me. I love that it is about so much more than just saltwater."

EYB's producer Ross Copperman and hit songwriters Nicolle Galyon and Ashley Gorley penned "Saltwater Gospel." The band is currently in the studio recording its album.

Eli Young Band most recently was on Republic Nashville, also part of Big Machine. The group's last release, "10,000 Towns," came out in 2014.

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