It may be a ballsy move The Cadillac Three to name their new album LEGACY, but if any country band has shared history to lay claim to such a weighty title, it’s the longhaired trio of Nashville natives. Singer-guitarist Jaren Johnston, drummer Neil Mason and lap-steel player Kelby Ray have known one another since they were teens and have been sharing stages together for 15 years. After a full year on the road in support of 2016’s BURY ME IN MY BOOTS, the group experienced a lot on tour, whether opening arenas across the country for Florida Georgia Line or headlining their own consistently sold-out string of shows. All of the travel served to creatively inspire the mighty TC3 with 11 songs that make up LEGACY, which they also produced. The constant throughout LEGACY, lies in the players: as on all three of The Cadillac Three’s albums, only Johnston, Mason and Ray are the musicians. There is no guest keyboard player, no second percussionist and certainly no bassist. Ray holds down the low end on his lap steel. Honesty, or authenticity, is a favorite buzzword around Nashville, but few artists come to it as naturally as The Cadillac Three. These guys couldn’t fake it if they tried. In the album’s title track, they offer a heart-on-the-sleeve testimony to what’s really important at the end of one’s days: love and a family tree.