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Eli Young Band teaches fans what ‘Love Ain’t’

The Eli Young Band will perform at the Knitting Factory on Nov. 1. (Courtesy photo)
The Eli Young Band will perform at the Knitting Factory on Nov. 1. (Courtesy photo)

According to the Eli Young Band, sad movies, not love, should be the reason for crying on the couch.

And hotels are meant for short stays, when you’re here today, gone tomorrow, but love ain’t.

Those rules of thumb come from the country quartet’s new single “Love Ain’t,” which was released in May.

“The song’s called ‘Love Ain’t’ but it’s really about what love is,” Eli told the hosts of Nashville radio show Ty, Kelly and Chuck the day of the single’s release.

For the music video, the band – Mike Eli, Jon Jones, Chris Thompson and James Young – wanted to do something special, eventually teaming up with the Wounded Warrior Project and telling the story of Taylor and Danielle Morris.

In 2012, while working as an explosive ordnance disposal technician in Afghanistan, Taylor lost parts of all four limbs after an IED detonated.

He then spent two years in rehabilitation at Walter Reed Medical Center, with Danielle by his side the entire time.

The video features photos of the couple before Taylor’s accident, during his rehabilitation and enjoying life outside the hospital, culminating in the pair’s wedding.

“If you talk to him or if you ever see him talk, he’s got this huge incredible spirit,” Eli said. “But Danielle is an incredibly special woman as well.”

“Love Ain’t” wasn’t included on the band’s 2017 album “Fingerprints,” so more new music from the Eli Young Band could be right around the corner.

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