Dust (Eli Young Band song)

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Single by Eli Young Band
from the album 10,000 Towns
Released February 3, 2014 (2014-02-03)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:20
Label Republic Nashville
Writer(s) Jon Jones
James Young
Kyle Jacobs
Josh Osborne
Producer(s) Frank Liddell
Justin Niebank
Eli Young Band
Eli Young Band singles chronology
"Drunk Last Night"
"Turn It On"

"Dust" is a song recorded by American country music group the Eli Young Band. It was released on February 3, 2014 as the second single from their fifth studio album, 10,000 Towns.[1] The song was written by Jon Jones, James Young, Kyle Jacobs and Josh Osborne.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received a favorable review from Taste of Country, which said that "it rocks like they’ve never rocked on radio before." The reviewer described it as "fun, but not at the expense of poignancy" and "built to be a slow burn."[3] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the song four and a half stars out of five, writing that "the guitars and all-around sound are clearly Eli Young Band and less trend chasing, which is nice to see." He called it "a strongly-written song with an inviting, uplifting melody."[4] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B grade, calling it "professionally done and not too cluttered." He felt that there was "nothing identifiably country about it, but then again, nothing identifiably bad, either."[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Peter Zavadil and premiered in May 2014.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

"Dust" debuted at number 53 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of February 15, 2014.[7] It also debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of February 22, 2014. The song has sold 323,000 copies in the U.S. as of September 2014.[8]

Chart (2014) Peak
Canada Country (Billboard)[9] 33
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 79
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[11] 15
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 19

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 51
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 50


  1. ^ Wyland, Sarah (February 19, 2014). "Eli Young Band Feels the Pressure with New Album". Great American Country. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Wolff, Kurt (April 3, 2014). "Interview: Eli Young Band Talk ’10,000 Towns’ and Kicking Up Some ‘Dust’". 99.5 WYCD. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Eli Young Band, ‘Dust’ [Listen]". Taste of Country. January 20, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 17, 2014). "Single Review: Eli Young Band - Dust". Roughstock. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (January 21, 2014). "Single Review: Eli Young Band, “Dust”". Country Universe. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Eli Young Band : Dust". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ Morris, Edward (February 8, 2014). "Kacey Musgraves Reclaims Top Album Crown With Same Trailer Different Park". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ Matt Bjorke (September 25, 2014). "The Top 30 Digital Singles – September 25, 2014". Roughstock.  Sales figures given here
  9. ^ "Eli Young Band Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Eli Young Band.
  10. ^ "Eli Young Band Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Eli Young Band.
  11. ^ "Eli Young Band Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Eli Young Band.
  12. ^ "Eli Young Band Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Eli Young Band.
  13. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.