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The Cadillac Three | "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock"
The Cadillac Three, comprised of native Nashvillians Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason and Kelby Ray, have been friends and musical co-conspirators for as long as anyone can remember. They’ve weathered their wild teenage years and even wilder tours, weathered major label letdowns and major league triumphs, conquered Music Row – Johnston co-wrote Keith Urban’s #1 single “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s #1 single “Southern Girl” – and crashed on the couches of strangers in far flung cities. These boys have seen more ups and downs than a Smoky Mountain tour guide.
But in spite of all the trials and tribulations – or perhaps because of them – The Cadillac Three have emerged with a sound all of their own, a sound that hovers between radio-ready country anthems, hard-and-heavy rock and traditional Southern folk. You could call it country fuzz, you could call it hipster-billy, you could call it any number of over-hyphenated, adjective-strewn things but when you boil it all down there’s only one way to describe it: damn good music, as pure and refreshing as a country creek.
It’s a sound that works as well in front of an amphitheater full of ZZ Top fans or the Jake Owen crowd as well as it does in the dive bars and dark corners of underground music. Though, truth be told, The Cadillac Three’s sound probably works best blaring out of your car speakers as you fly down the highway, wind blowing through your hair on the way to another wild Saturday night.
TC3 is already garnering some buzz with their first Big Machine Records single, “The South.” The gritty tune features Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli (Eli Young Band), who can also be seen in the music video. Currently TC3 is performing on Jake Owen’s US DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014. The band has appeared on ABC’s hit drama “NASHVILLE” and their music has been featured on CBS’s “CSI Miami” and two CW shows – “Vampire Diaries” and “Heart Of Dixie.”
The Cadillac Three aren’t nostalgic, aren’t fetishistic reconstructions of by-gone eras. This is the new sound of the New South, bigger and badder than ever.

June 7, 2014 10:00 am CHEVY RIVERFRONT STAGE – Saturday

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