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NASHVILLE, TN (July 1, 2021) – Performing together in various iterations since high school, Jaren Johnston (lead vocals/guitar), Neil Mason (drums) and Kelby Ray (lap steel/bass) officially celebrate a decade as THE CADILLAC THREE with their first ACM Awards Group of the Year nomination, a global anniversary tour and a time warp music video. TC3 recently joined forces with Red Bull and Music Venue Alliance Nashville (MVAN) to transform esteemed Nashville venue Exit/In into a private pop-up skate park for a series of socially distanced skate sessions as the band filmed a unique video “Bridges” from their latest release TABASCO & SWEET TEA (Big Machine Records) to support independent music venues — visit mvan.org to donate.
“I was extremely into skateboarding when I was a teenager growing up in Nashville, but there were literally no public skate parks. We had to brave the Capitol or Legislative Plaza downtown in hopes that we could get a good day in without getting arrested,” Jaren expressed. “It was amazing to team up with Red Bull and the EXIT/IN and build a skatepark during the pandemic. Even cooler to play ‘Bridges’ in a video with incredible skaters including pro Jake Wooten. What an experience!”
The Matt Paskert-directed clip features the Nashville native trio and Gallatin, TN native and pro skateboarder Jake Wooten throughout the years on their various stages before coming together at the rock club turned skate park with a custom mini ramp and adjacent quarter-to-quarter hip feature. The pop-up set of Red Bull Skate Nash Stages was not only a literal platform for the entertainers, but a symbolized trajectory of purpose for both the musicians and skateboarders. WATCH HERE.
“It was a really great experience to get to work with The Cadillac Three on set. Being inside of a music venue that has such history while they were jamming out on a ramp built inside of it is as unique as it gets. I’m stoked that they were able to connect me in with the story the song told. I’m sure none of us will forget the experience,” shared Jake.
Now back on the road with their unpredictable live show, TC3’s 10th ANNIVERSARY TOUR is currently underway in the US and culminates across the UK and Ireland in December with special guest Brent Cobb. They will join Brothers Osborne in Colorado for shows (Dillon July 8, Pueblo 9 and Grand Junction July 10) ahead of a two-night headline stint at the Ryman Auditorium September 1 and 2. Find tickets here.