Texas's own Eli Young Band have not only their first platinum and #1 single in "Crazy Girl" but also the #1 country song of the entire year according to Billboard, above guys named Dierks, Kenny and Blake.  EYB's hard work, perseverance and talent is finally paying off.  Congrats to the Denton based band, it couldn't happen to a nicer group of guys.  Lead singer Mike Eli called into Radio Texas Live earlier this year, before "Crazy Girl" was certified platinum and before it was the number 1 song of the year -- a call that turned out to be somewhat prophetic, check it out.

Even with all the success EYB have experienced this year, they are some grounded dudes and truly appreciate their Texas fan base.

The next single off their album "Life at Best" will be "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" be listening for it come January. Click here to check out the Top 10 songs of 2011 in Country Music.