Fans worldwide have swayed along to the sweaty, grungy party anthems of The Cadillac Three as Nashville’s rowdy trio has performed on stages from their hometown haunts to O2 Academy Islington and Download Festival in the UK. Today, they offer a spin on the vibe with an intoxicating music video for “Dang If We Didn’t.” Watch now. NPR said of the tune, “… Johnston delivers the amiably jocular hook over a sludgy, straight-ahead pattern from Mason and Ray, and embroiders the chorus with a cascading guitar figure that accents the off beats.”
Pals since high school, Jaren Johnston (lead vocals), Neil Mason (percussion) and Kelby Ray (lap steel guitar) may have graduated from playing house parties, but they still know how to have a damn good time. Director Ryan Silver captured the aftermath as tequila, friends and guitars collide for a pool party of epic proportions. Fused in a reverse pattern, the scenes filmed at a house in Nashville piece together the night and a list of “dang if we didn’t” …
Jaren and Neil penned the track alongside Jonathan Singleton, which Rolling Stone Country calls “…a perfect song to be played in a garage, a crunchy, Blood Mary-worthy stumble through piecing together a night of drinking Bud Lights, shooting pool, and making a mistake or three.” With lyrics like: Pair of Levi’s on a ceilin’ fan, spinnin’ like my head / One boot on, a beer in the other / That what the hell settin’ in / Gone and dang done it again / Pack of Reds by the bed / And we don’t even smoke, “Dang If We Didn’t” is likely the wildest song on their latest album LEGACY, out now on Big Machine Records.
“We wrote this song on the back of the bus, originally as a more straight down the middle Country song,” recalls Jaren. “After messing around with it a bit more, the feel kind of changed into more of Stones meet Dwight Yoakam.”
Though, it isn’t just critics raving, fellow Country star Kip Moore recently told The Boot a milestone he’d like to accomplish is headlining Red Rocks on day with his former tourmates. Along with the die-hard fans at their sold-out headline show at Ryman Auditorium earlier this month, Kip was front and center cheering. That kind of community spirit has kept the Music City born-and-bred band also one of the most endearing.
As crowds continue growing, TC3 will return to Europe this fall for their headline LONG HAIR DON’T CARE TOUR with Brothers Osborne and Broken Witt Rebels opening. For more information and dates, visit TheCadillacThree.com.