The Cadillac Three Salute Past, Present and Future With Boots

Bury Me in My Boots Lands Aug. 5

Among the year’s most exciting albums, the Cadillac Three’s sophomore release Bury Me in My Boots plays out like a dedication to anyone who has ever loved them, their brand of Southern rock and that damn long hair.

The 14-song album features singles “Drunk Like You,” “Party Like You,” “White Lightning” and “The South,” the latter of which features Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli.

But Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason and Kelby Ray Caldwell agree, “Graffiti” anchors the entire collection. Mason co-wrote the song with hit-makers Corey Crowder and Luke Dick, and Johnston loved it from the moment he heard it.

“I think it shows kind of our old, the Cadillac Three, straight balls-to-the-wall bad ass stuff,” Johnston said in a radio interview. “But then it shows the underbelly a little bit, and it also shows growth in a way where you see sides of a bar band, you see sides of a great songwriting band, you see sides of an arena band. I think it shows where we’ve been and where we’re going.”

As guys who have dedicated most of their lives to taking over the world with their music, the second verse leading into the chorus is among the album’s most authentic material. Johnston sings, “Just a little something to remember us by/Like our very own Hollywood sign/Our story’s spread around, word of mouth, town to town/Even now still talkin’ bout.”

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