The country rock trio The Cadillac Three released their high-energy, self-titled album in spring of 2013, and their song "The South" is hitting all the right notes. Selling over 10,000 singles in the first week, the song also features country stars Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli (Eli Young Band), who all join the band in singing the chorus.
Based out of Nashville, Tenn., The Cadillac Three has done cuts for other artists like Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and Lynyrd Skynyrd, though country artists aren't the only ones praising the group. They've even received recognition from rock legend Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, who said "The Cadillac Three is bad to the bone."
Jake Owen calls himself "a true fan" and says that he's "envious of The Cadillac Three... three guys making all that music. When they play, they mean it. It's in their blood."
The band is comprised of Jaren Johnston (vocals, lead guitar), Neil Mason (drums, vocals) and Kelby Ray (bassist, vocals) who all formerly belonged to the group called American Bang before signing on with Big Machine Records.
The Cadillac Three just released the music video to "The South" last week, featuring all the aforementioned artists who helped record this song. "This is the kind of music I listen to because they don’t sound like someone else," said Mike Eli of Eli Young Band. "They sound like The Cadillac Three!"