Eli Young Band Returns With Reflective New Single, ‘Break It In’

Hot on the heels of their fourth chart-topping hit, “Love Ain’t,” Eli Young Band is back at country radio with…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 26, 2019


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Hot on the heels of their fourth chart-topping hit, “Love Ain’t,” Eli Young Band is back at country radio with a brand new single.

“Break It In,” co-written by Benjy Davis, Brandon Day, Daniel Ross, and Michael Whitworth, finds the group reflecting on life lessons and carries a universal message that some things in life only get better with time.

“Like these dusty boots that walked me through / The work that got me here / And these faded jeans with Skoal can rings / I’ve worn out all these years / When the shine wears off, when you lose that gloss / There’s so much more underneath it all / You think that good is good as it can get / Then you break it in,” lead singer Mike Eli croons throughout the chorus.

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Though the track can be applied to many situations, it is especially meaningful for Eli Young Band.

“We definitely didn’t just start a band and have instant success. We’ve continued to build it up over the years — we broke it in,” shares the group. “We’ve been blessed to have had our moments of being able to sit back and soak it all in. ‘Break It In’ carries a message you learn with time, and we’re so excited for these lyrics to be heard far and wide!”

The debut of “Break It In” follows the recent release of EYB’s This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits. Eli Young Band is taking “Break It In,” as well as their impressive catalogue of hits, on the road this summer. Visit the band’s official website for details on upcoming tour dates.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.