The Cadillac Three – 10 Random Questions With Jaren Johnston

The Cadillac Three

The Cadillac Three is a trio like no other. They have an authentic country sound with some southern rock flavor. The group consists of Jaren Johnston (lead vocals/guitar), Kelby Ray (bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals) and Neil Mason (drums,vocals.)

In February 2013 the group was signed to Big Machine Records where they released their debut single titled “The South” which featured Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli. The Cadillac Three was also featured in a recent episode of Nashville which aired on January 15th, 2014. I’m not only impressed with their ability to play music but also their upbeat and wild personality. Country music will definitely benefit from these three fellas.

1. What is your favorite thing about country music?

I’ve always been a fan of songs that tell a good story. Hearing songs like “The House That Built Me” or Keith Urban’s new one “Cop Car”….songs that bring you in and kill ya with a great melody accompanied with a great story. That’s my favorite thing about country music. 

2. What artists did you listen to growing up?

I loved Garth, Keith Whitley, Allison Krauss and Union Station as well as a lot of rock that was happening at that time. Metallica, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins etc. I was also a big Skynyrd/ Ram Jam fan as well as Tom Petty.

3. What artists do you currently listen to?

I still listen to a lot of the old stuff..We also play a lot of Eric Church on the bus. Love his song writing. We are also kind of obsessed with this indie band called 7horse. It’s insane.

4. Do you have a favorite place to perform?

We love getting to come home to Nashville and play. It doesn’t happen often but the hometown show is always a great time.

5. If you could duet with any female artists who would you pick?

That’s funny, we were just talking about this the other day. I’m a huge fan of what Miranda & Ashley Monroe do but if I had my pick I would do a duet with Lissie. She is an up and coming alternative act that has an amazing Stevie Nicks vibe. Wait…maybe I should just say Stevie Nicks!!! (laughs)

6. If your life was a movie what would the title be?

Right now it would probably be called ” On The Road Again.”

7. Beer or whiskey?


8. Favorite hang out spot in Nashville?

My house/yellow porch

9. Any new projects in the works for you guys?

Our record. It’s half way done. Working with Dann Huff and Justin Neibank.

10. What would you like to say to all The Cadillac Three fans out there?

“It’s all about the south” 😉


You can follow these guys via twitter @thecadillac3 .

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