Kenny Chesney, Kacey Musgraves, Eli Young Band tonight at Usana
Published: July 18, 2013 09:54AM
Updated: July 18, 2013 09:55AM
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Kenny Chesney headlines the show tonight, with openers Kacey Musgraves and Eli Young Band. The latter is a successful touring band that has scored top-charting country hits “Crazy Girl” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Despite the success, the group’s name creates an identity problem, said band member Jon Jones. Someone inevitably asks “Which member is Eli Young?” Jones said the name is a combination of the last names of two band members, Mike Eli and James Young. All four members of the Texan band are equal partners, but Jones said he — and drummer Chris Thompson — didn’t mind that the band wasn’t called the Eli Young Jones Thompson Band. “It doesn’t sell T-shirts,” he joked. The band began at the University of North Texas in 2000, but it wasn’t until 2011’s “Life at Best” that it broke through. Today, the band is working on its next album. “The pressure is on for the next record,” Jones said. “It feels like it will be our sophomore record,” even though technically it is the band’s fifth. The breakthrough came when the band worked with the producers of Miranda Lambert, who knew them well before she began her ascent on the TV show “Nashville Star.” “We keep on getting big breaks,” Jones said, which included a dream recording session with legendary country band Alabama.
When • Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where • Usana Amphitheatre, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City
Tickets • $39.50-$79.50 at SmithsTix

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