Concert Reviews

Eli Young Band's House Party was a Mixed Bag at Globe Life Park on Saturday

Eli Young Band's House Party With Pat Green, Gary Allan, Cody Johnson and Maddie and Tae Globe Life Park, Arlington Saturday, November 8, 2014

Before Saturday night's House Party at Globe Life Park, it was a mystery to me why the Eli Young Band wasn't a bigger deal or more well known or why Nashville hadn't fully embraced them yet. They have a decent number of catchy radio-friendly hits and the band's leader, Mike Eli, is a plenty marketable frontman. They're just as good as anyone else in today's country music.

I had only seen Eli Young Band live once before and that was in college when they played for a fraternity's charity event. That was five years ago, and they were good from all that I can remember -- maybe not quite remarkable, but pretty good all the same. Seeing the band's second annual House Party, however, gave me a little bit of clarity.