Eli Young Band - Country Star Young Is Engaged
Eli Young Band star James Young is set to marry his longtime girlfriend next month (Feb12).
The guitarist, the country group's last bachelor, will walk down the aisle with his fiancee on 4 February (12) and Young is looking forward to enjoying some much-needed time off from work.
He tells Taste of Country magazine, "We've got another two week vacation (for the band now). I'm excited... I'm the last one to fall!"
Young's bandmates - Mike Eli, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson - helped to make the engagement extra special by throwing the groom-to-be a lavish bachelor party in Destin, Florida last weekend (21-22Jan12).
Bassist Jones says, "(It was) guys and girls - (we) rented a house, so even when we're off the road, we go on vacation with each other!"
And the pals now have another reason to celebrate - on Thursday (26Jan12) the Eli Young Band was nominated for three Academy of Country Music Awards, including Vocal Group of the Year and Song of the Year for Crazy Girl.