The Cadillac Three Forced To Postpone Weekend Concerts

by Michael Freeman

Despite a planned show for today, The Cadillac Three announced yesterday they would be postponing the next few immediate concerts due to a COVID-19 case. Though the band didn’t specify who, someone within the touring camp has contracted the virus.

“Unfortunately, there has been a confirmed COVID case within The Cadillac Three touring camp. Out of caution and safety for everyone, we are postponing the following shows. Stay tuned for further updates.”

Additionally, the band stated two other concerts have been delayed. The concerts set for Friday, August 20 in Cardwell, Montana and Saturday, August 21 in Emmett, Idaho are postponed until further notice.

August 26 in Champaign, Illinois is the band’s next scheduled stop and seems to be unaffected, though that may change. The tour intends to run through late November before the band heads out to Europe in December.

The Cadillac Three celebrate their 10-year anniversary of becoming a band this year. The pandemic halted traveling on the road for shows, but they’ve still been active. In 2020 alone they released their “Country Fuzz” and “Tabasco & Sweet Tea” albums.

While they were unable to tour, the band also did livestream shows benefitting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

5 Songs That Shaped The Cadillac Three’s Music

Jaren Johston, The Cadillac Three’s lead singer, writes the bulk of the band’s songs. However, he’s also written for Jake Owen, Frankie, Ballard, Keith Urban, and even Tim McGraw, making him quite reputable.

In March of this year, Johnston shared which five songs helped shape his songwriting.

Nirvana’s “All Apologies” tops Johnston’s list. “Kurt Cobain’s ‘All Apologies’ taught me the guitar chords I needed. Growing up in Nashville, I was exposed to a lot of different sounds, so it was cool to experiment with the riffs and tones outside of traditional ‘country’ chords.”

Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” is next, which Johnston notes is completely unique. “‘Hallelujah’ is a song that has taken so many shapes, with artists across all genres covering the Leonard Cohen-penned song.”

Rounding out the third spot is Rage Against the Machine’s “Freedom.” “When I heard this song, I was at an age where I really felt the angst and rebellion pouring out of Rage’s ‘Freedom.’”

The fourth song is “I Need You” by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill. “‘I Need You’ taught me how to put love in a song and do it right. The passion in those lyrics is just so direct: ‘I need you like water, like breath.’”

Finally, Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” is the fifth song. “The songwriting bar can always be raised, but when Miranda’s ‘The House That Built Me’ came out, it stopped the world for a minute. I haven’t beat it yet, but I try every day to top this song written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin.”

With such a varied list of songs influencing him, it’s clear how Jaren Johnston sports such range when writing songs.