Fellow fans, December 22 was the third anniversary of the founding of this fan club on Facebook. Thanks, everyone, for sticking with us and supporting our favorites, The Cadillac Three. Thank you, fellow admins, for all your hard work, especially co-founder Will Carter.

This year was marked by the band’s promise kept to release a new album in August 2017, just one year after “Bury Me in My Boots” was released in August 2016. And “Legacy” is a terrific album! The stage is set for August 2018, and it seems that is the plan.

The beginning months of 2017 saw the start of the Black Roses Tour around the United States, which ran in two parts, January to March, then a break for some personal milestones for Jaren (first child born) and Kelby (he got married). Then the tour carried on for a few more months, interspersed with festivals all around the USA. Personal milestone was meeting fellow admin Shawn in person at a show in July.

The highlight of the year was the sold-out concert at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, with fans who traveled from all over to be there for this amazing evening. Thanks to all who attended the club pre-party to hang out with online friends and meet each other in person. I can’t forget to mention the “in store” show two nights before the Ryman, at Grimey's New & Preloved Music record store. Standing two feet away from the band as they played songs from “Legacy” in the space between two aisles of the store was my second favorite experience, after the Ryman.

Fall brought us TC3 supporting Dallas Smith in Canada, followed by the smashing success of the Long Hair Don’t Care headlining tour around Europe and the UK. Cities across Germany, France, the Netherlands, Ireland, followed by the UK and some huge venues and sell-out crowds made for very happy fans across the pond.

Wishing all TC3 Drinking Club members another amazing year of music and concerts in 2018!


Kay Ford

December 22, 2017