In 2003, longtime friends Chris Mills and Cris Womack shared an apartment in Lewisville, TX. Like so many other musicians, the two starting playing and writing songs for fun. Their creativity turned into serious business as they began playing venues in the Denton area.
Trying to think of a band name, Mills and Womack ended up choosing Eleven Dollars, "since that's all we thought we would make." Of course, they underestimated themselves and, in 2005, they picked up the lead guitar skills of Brandon Deem and bass player, Doug Benscoter. The four-piece band played venues and festivals for another two years before bringing in the final piece to the puzzle: musician, Steve Hughes.
With the newly crafted band finally in place, Eleven Dollars has recorded a popular EP, "Missing Pieces," as well as their first LP, "Studio B," released in 2012. In addition to their albums, the music of Eleven Dollars has been featured in the independent films, "Be My Teacher" ("Laurensong") and "Border Break" ("Cocaine and Cigarettes"). With multiple tours lined up and the talents of multiple booking agents, Eleven Dollars is geared toward becoming the next big music attraction. [+]