Friday, May 26, 2017 - Piazza Stage
Eli Tellor is an award winning Country Music Singer Songwriter from Southern Illinois who is gaining attention in the Nashville Music Scene. Eli started his journey at the tender age of 13 after winning a singing competition at the State Fair, the prize was recording time in Knoxville TN. Eli would continue to hone his craft through the years writing songs and learning to play his first guitar which he received at the age of 14 while in Foster care. Coming from a rough childhood He had plenty to write about. As the years went on Eli would find himself playing bars, fairs and festivals across the Midwest and sharing the stage with some of country music's biggest Stars such as John Michael Montgomery, Tracy Lawrence, and Mark Chestnutt to name a few. Eli signed with 326 Productions in 2013 and released his first self titled CD Which featured some of Nashvilles Top players and songwriters, and included some of Eli's own originals. Elis music videos have been seen on Major Networks GAC and CMT. In 2014 Eli won the Midwest Regional award for Best New Act in country music and was a top 5 national Finalist out of thousands in the nation's largest Talent Search the 33rd Annual Texaco Country Showdown which is featured annually on National Television and hosted by LeAnn Rimes at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. With tons of experience under his belt and many dues paid, The now 27 year old continues to pursue his passion and plans on new music being released by early 2017 and strives to make it his best year yet.
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