The Eli Young Band may have felt like an overnight success when they stormed the country charts with their No. 1 hits "Crazy Girl" and "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" in 2011, but in reality the success was over a decade in the making. The two tracks appear on the band's fourth album, "Life at Best," which climbed to No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and marked a career-high for a band that had never charted above No. 30 on the chart before. In 2013, the group teased their in-the-works fifth album with the new single "Drunk Last Night," and launched a headlining US club tour of the same name. The band got its start when founders Mike Eli and James Young shared a dorm room as freshmen at the University of North Texas. By 2003, they'd added bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson to their group and, on the strength of their energetic concerts and countrified melodic rock, began to develop a deep fan base in Texas and the Southwest, sometimes selling a couple of thousand tickets to shows in the region.