Sunday, June 21, 2015

Nashville Natives Host Private Screening & Performance for Hometown Fans

Pictured (L-R):  Kelby Ray, Neil Mason and Jaren Johnston
Photo Credit: Seth Hellman

Pictured (L-R):  Director David McClister, TC3’s Neil Mason, Kelby Ray, Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta, TC3’s Jaren Johnston, Evyn Johnston, WSIX’s Kimsey Kerr and
Big Machine Records SVP Promotion Jack Purcell
Photo Credit: Seth Hellman
Nashville, TN  – Fans, WSIX radio winners and industry alike funneled into the Adventure Science Center last night (6/16) for an electrifying introduction to THE CADILLAC THREE’S latest Big Machine Records single. The Music City born-and-bred trio offered a sneak peek of the “White Lightning” music video from inside the Planetarium. Watch now. Shot in Nashville and directed by David McClister, hit singer/songwriter Jaren Johnston helped conceptualize the setup from conversations about how he instantly fell in love with his wife Evyn and recreated the scenes around penning “White Lightning.”

Complete with a thunderstorm and flashes of lightning, TC3 also performed a short set for the packed crowd that shifted gears from their beat-laden party anthems to the unconventional love song. Johnston (Guitar & Lead Vocals), Kelby Ray (Bass Steel Guitar, Dobro, Acoustic & Vocals) and Neil Mason (Drums, Percussion & Vocals) have weathered wild adventures as a Country group with a rockin’ edge and epitomize their self-described “country fuzz” sound with singles like the ACM Vocal Event of the Year nominated “The South,” featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli (Eli Young Band) and “Party Like You.” Before ending the evening with a live version of “White Lightning,” the Grammy-nominated frontman explained some of the unique metaphors for falling in love with “fast cars” and “the appeal of Elvis” growing up to “what love’s supposed to feel like.”

“I wouldn’t be here without love and without you, Evyn,” Jaren shared with the auditorium after the video premiered. “Thanks for inspiring some of my songs…the good ones!”

High-energy shows and gritty musical instincts earned TC3 a slot as one of Rolling Stone Country’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know” and more rave reviews continue to pour in:
“The blazing brand of country rock plied by The Cadillac Three burns down genre boundaries.”
The Boston Globe

"Sometimes you hear a song and it stops you in your tracks. That’s kind of what happened the first time I heard 'White Lightning’… ”

“…a smoldering ballad 
[…] an unflinching look at love through the eyes of a Southern boy. […] a compact bit of ear candy.”
Rolling Stone

"...the piece is a power ballad, the other end of the spectrum from the group’s amped-up core."

“…purveyors of countrified rock’n’roll with a metallic bite that sits halfway between
Merle Haggard and Metallica…”
Class Rock Magazine

"…it's an unrefined live show you won't want to miss."

“… a band with a hard rock sound and catchy, easy-to-get-into lyrics that also has a
grit and authenticity…”
Saving Country Music

“…the majority of today’s so called country rockers are simply trying to emulate what The Cadillac Three has been from their very beginning.”
Chicago Sun-Times
The buzz-worthy band has opened select dates on Eric Church’s spring tour in addition to their own AVIATORS AND RADIATORS TOUR and stops with Lee Brice. They’ve also made a bold splash across the pond with sold out UK shows and being named Best New Band at the UK’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. For tour stops and more, visit
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