The Cadillac Three are back with their highly anticipated release Legacy, the follow up to their first full length studio album Bury Me in My Boots with Big Machine Records. The boys hit the studio the day the album was released back in 2016 and kept it hush-hush and by the end of the year had cut the whole album and produced it themselves.
Legacy without doubt for many is one of the most anticipated albums of 2017. The Cadillac Three have a cult like following both sides of the pond. Like many others, my first experience of the band was covering their 2016 UK tour for the TC3 Drinking Club fan club last November. I’d never heard of the band until that point and resisted listening to any of their stuff before the gig so as to appreciate them live for my first time. They did not disappoint. A full house in the Belfast Empire ensured a warm Northern Irish welcome to the trio from Nashville, and the swagger and Southern charm that emanated from the stage made the shows one of the most memorable I had ever witnessed in that venue.
2017 is about Legacy, the progression of TC3, and a statement of intent from the band building on their successful European stint, and the confidence given to the guys in abundance to embrace the support and belief out there in the band.
Eagerly awaiting fans will not be disappointed; Legacy is a pretty flawless album. Right from the off you get that undeniable TC3 sound which just envelopes you like a warm blanket. TC3 aren’t just a band, for many they are way of life, and a song like ‘Cadillacin’’ just resonates with those in the know within that inner circle. The album is a beautifully balanced affair, filled with Southern Rock-Country infused charm from start to finish that just draws you in. A collection of melodic sing-along anthems that you can just imagine blue jean, checked shirt ladies swaying their hips to at any number of live shows.
There are numerous highlights on this perfectly poised album. The two singles released thus far, ‘American Slang’ and ‘Dang If We Didn’t ,’ stand out but ‘Hank & Jesus,’ ‘Tennessee’ and title track ‘Legacy’ also provide some of the memorable moments.
Legacy was released on August 25th via Big Machine Records, and you can catch the boys for a religious experience of your own when they return to the UK for their ‘Long Hair Don’t Care’ tour this November.
03 ‘Hank & Jesus’
04 ‘Dang If We Didn’t’
05 ‘Ain’t That Country’
06 ‘American Slang’
07 ‘Take Me to the Bottom’
08 ‘Long Hair Don’t Care’
09 ‘Love Me Like Liquor’ (featuring Lori McKenna)
10 ‘Demolition Man’
UK TOUR DATES
Nov 9th – Belfast, Mandela Hall
Nov 12th – Cardiff, Y Plas
Nov 13th – Nottingham, Rock City
Nov 14th – London, O2 Kentish Town Forum
Nov 15th – Norwich, UEA
Nov 17th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
Nov 18th – Manchester, O2 Academy
Nov 19th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
Nov 20th – Glasgow, O2 ABC