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The Eli Young Band‘s James Young became the last member of the group to tie the knot last month.  He tells ABC News Radio, “The wedding was perfect, and it was beautiful and the weather cooperated in Texas for February.  And I had the band and all our crew and just good friends.”

While he didn’t make his band mates play at the wedding or the reception, James and his bride made sure music was a big part of their big day.

“We’re all over the board as far as music comes,” says James, “and [Elton John‘s] ‘Tiny Dancer’ was our first dance for me and her.  We felt like that song was kind of our song.”

Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli served as best man for James’ wedding, and Mike admits he was a nervous wreck giving the best man speech.

“I can get up on stage and play music.  That’s a completely different animal,” Mike says, “But people think since you get up on stage and play music that you should be able to get up and make a speech.”  He adds, “I think I was more nervous than James was before his wedding.” 

There’s even more good news for the Eli Young Band these days. They’re up for three trophies, including Vocal Group of the Year, at the ACM Awards.  That show will broadcast live from Las Vegas on CBS Sunday, April 1.

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