The Big Machine Label Group announced today the signing of The Cadillac Three to its Big Machine Records imprint. The Country group with a rockin' edge will join the label, which is home to superstars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw.
The Cadillac Three, formerly known as The Cadillac Black, is a high-energy trio who describes their sound as “country fuzz.” Composed of three Nashville natives – Jaren Johnston (Guitar & Lead Vocals), Kelby Ray (Bass Steel Guitar, Dobro, Acoustic & Vocals) and Neil Mason (Drums, Percussion & Vocals) – all three guys weathered wild adventures and wrote numerous songs along the way.
Collectively, their experience as musicians stretches from having written hit songs to opening shows for acts like ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Church and Eli Young Band. Johnston is known for penning Keith Urban’s #1 smash “You Gonna Fly,” two new cuts on Tim McGraw’s latest record TWO LANES OF FREEDOM and several other tunes for acts like Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans and Dierks Bentley.
"We're excited to be a part of the Big Machine Label Group and to have found a team that supports the music we've been making and playing across the country. We think it is a match made in 'country fuzz heaven' for three guys born and raised in Music City,” said The Cadillac Three.
“We are thrilled that The Cadillac Three will now call Big Machine their home,” said BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta. “Their songs are infectious. Their live show is captivating. We expect many great things to come for these guys.”
The band appeared on an episode of ABC’s hit drama “NASHVILLE” in late 2012 and their music has been featured on MTV's Buckwild, CW's Vampire Diaries and Heart Of Dixie, CBS' CSI Miami.
The Cadillac Three is expected to release new music later this year. Country radio will get a sneak peek next Thursday (2/28) when the band opens for Eli Young Band at Nashville hotspot, The Stage.
Signing Day Photo. L-R, Back Row: Sandi Spika Borchetta (BMLG), George Couri (Triple 8 Management), Allison Jones (BMLG), Bruce Kalmick (Triple 8 Management), Andrew Kautz (BMLG),
Malcolm Mimms (BMLG), Kent Marcus (Marcus & Colvin, LLP); Front Row: Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three), Scott Borchetta (BMLG), Kelby Ray (The Cadillac Three) and Neil Mason (The Cadillac Three)