Song of the Week

Song of the Week: The Cadillac Three’s “White Lightning”

Listen to the Southern rock trio’s new single, which is an ode to band member Jaren Johnston’s wife.


(Courtesy: Big Machine Label Group)

I was lucky enough to spend some time with the Cadillac Three last year during the ACM Awards in Las Vegas. In fact, I interviewed and ran into them several times throughout the weekend that they joked that I should join the band. I should have taken them up on the offer!

The Cadillac Three, made up of Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason and Kelby Ray, have one of the best live shows out there. The Southern rock trio also happen to be the writers behind many of the hits you hear on the radio, including Jake Owen‘s “Beachin’,” Tim McGraw’s “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” and Rascal Flatts’ “Payback.” It is their own music, though, that is now earning it’s fair slot on the radio.

I have woken up with the Cadillac Three’s new single “White Lightning” stuck in my head for the past several days. During my chat with the guys last year they were promoting their single “The South” but they mentioned that “White Lightning” was one single in particular that their fans overseas have been really into and that they were really excited to release in the States.

The song itself embodies the band’s Southern roots while at the same time manages to showcase their vulnerability. Johnston wrote the song about the first time he met his wife and paints metaphors to how fast she stole his heart. She also happens to star in the band’s music video for the song, which you can watch below.