The @eliyoungband Crazy Girl EP is now the #1 album on iTunes Country charts and top 10 overall. Thank YOU!!!

Wow, what a way to start a Tuesday.

My song, "The Fight" which I wrote with Natalie Hemby was released on iTunes today as part of the Eli Young Band "Crazy Girl EP". This morning it is already the #1 album on the iTunes Country Chart and in the top 10 overall albums (in the amazing company of Adele and the Beastie Boys).

I just want to thank all the early adopters, friends, fans of Eli Young Band, and anyone else who happened upon the project. Thank you for listening. Thanks also to Natalie, Mike Wrucke, and Eli Young Band. I'm proud of this song, and I hope it resonates with you. 

Download the song here.


TED talk: The Birth of a Word.

Deb Roy has the ultimate home movie collection thanks to his project with MIT to track how his son learns language. The graphs in this presentation make my head spin, but the application of their findings to the social sphere are remarkable.

Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails and my favorite campaign of all time.

I thought I'd leave you with a quick post before I get outta here for a long weekend and share one of my favorite engagement campaigns of all-time. It plays host to mystery, puzzles, games, themes, music, more mystery, and one amazing surprise at the end. I give all the credit to the author, Frank Rose, for detailing such an inspiring endeavor by none other than Nine Inch Nails.  Rather than gank their story, here is a direct link to how mysteries unfold over at

See you on the flip side.