The Cadillac Three debut
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
– The Cadillac Three are out with its debut single "The South," Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli of Eli Young Band.
The band consists of Nashville natives Jaren Johnston (fuitar and lead vocals), Kelby Ray (bass steel guitar, Dobro, acoustic and vocals) and Neil Mason (drums, percussion and vocals).
"I remembered the first time I heard 'Sweet Home Alabama,' and I was just mesmerized with it. I thought we needed something that would resonate with people the way 'Sweet Home Alabama' did for me as a kid," said Johnston, who penned "The South," which sold over 10,000 downloads in the first week.
"We call our sound 'country fuzz.' It's the best of both of those worlds - a little lap steel, some raunchy, Southern vocals and story songwriting with big drums. Really, a combination of what we all grew up listening to - Bocephus and Skynyrd - infused with some of what's going on today - a little Eric (Church) and Dierks (Bentley). Being born and raised here, we're just excited to do something a little different for Nashville," Johnston said. He has penned hits for Tim McGraw ("Southern Girl") and Keith Urban ("You Gonna Fly") as well as songs for Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen and Dierks Bentley.
The Cadillac Three are set to tour Europe with Church this spring and return stateside to join Jake Owen on his Days of Gold Tour, beginning March 20.
No word on when the full length CD will be out.
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