Eli Young Band Didn't Know If 'Breaks Your Heart' Would Be A Hit

(Radio.com) The year 2012 proved to be a good one for the Eli Young Band. The group of Texas musicians spent 12 years touring and recording before "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" hit Number One that July. Now the song has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

It was "a song that we really believed in, that we felt told our story," bassist Jon Jones tells Radio.com about "Breaks Your Heart." "We didn't know if it was going to work on country radio because it's such a passion song about playing music. And we were really lucky that people latched onto it and put themselves in the song."

Appearing on the group's 2011 album Life at Best, the song was written by Will Hoge and and Eric Paslay. The Grammy nominations honor both the songwriters of the track and the group's performance of it marking it as outstanding to the voters of the Recording Academy.

As lead singer Mike Eli tells Radio.com, the four EYB members (Eli, Jones, James Young, Chris Thompson) initially heard "Break Your Heart" on one of Hoge's albums. "When we talked about making the next record, that song just popped up. We knew right away that we wanted to put it on [our] record. Once it crossed our mind, we couldn't get our brain off of it." more on this story

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