Eli Young Band spends a lot of time away from their families, touring the country to bring their music to as many fans as possible. When they start to miss home, they think about our military servicemen and women who spend even more time away from home under very different circumstances.
“We can relate to that, them being away from their families so much, but it’s very different because they have absolutely no control over how long and how far away they are from their families,” Mike Eli said. “That is something that we will always have such a huge respect for them; to be able to be away from their families for so long and sometimes to not be able to communicate with their families.
Mike has two sisters who are married to Marines and has seen firsthand how hard deployment can be. “Seeing that with my sisters has always been such a huge deal,” he said. “I have such a huge amount of respect for them and then also my sisters to be able to deal with it in such a great way.”
The Eli Young Band is currently out on Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation Tour. They just released their new single, “Drunk Last Night.”
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