Fans, WSIX radio winners and industry alike funneled into the Adventure Science Center Tuesday 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 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 TheCadillacThree.com.