Jaren Johnston

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Jaren Johnston
Jaren Johnston Picture.jpg
Songwriter/ Member of The Cadillac Three
Background information
Born (1980-10-04) October 4, 1980 (age 38)
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresSouthern rock, Country
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2005-present
Associated actsAmerican Bang, The Cadillac Three

Jaren Ray Johnston (born October 4, 1980) is an American country music and rock singer and songwriter. He is a member of the group The Cadillac Three.


He is the son of drummer Jerry Ray Johnston, a former member of the band Bandana. Johnston was formerly a vocalist and guitarist in the Southern rock band American Bang.[1] After American Bang disbanded, he and two of its other members formed a second band originally called Cadillac Black, which was renamed to The Cadillac Three.

Johnston has also co-written several singles for other artists: "You Gonna Fly" by Keith Urban, "Southern Girl" by Tim McGraw, "Tippin' Point" by Dallas Smith, and "Days of Gold" and "Beachin'" by Jake Owen, "Raise 'Em Up" by Keith Urban, and many more.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Johnston is married to Evyn Mustoe;[3] they have a child.[4]


Song Title Artist Co-writers Peak
"American Country Love Song" Jake Owen Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley 1
"Beachin'" Jake Owen Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins 1
"Cigarette" Frankie Ballard Chris Stapleton, Kip Moore 50
"Days of Gold" Jake Owen Neil Mason 15
"Don't It" Billy Currington Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley 1
"Drunk Like You" The Cadillac Three Neil Mason, Jesse Frasure -
"It All Started With A Beer" Frankie Ballard Neil Mason, Jeremy Stover 15
"Kinda Dig the Feeling" The Railers Tom Douglas, Tyler Bryant 50
"Livin' the Dream" Drake White Tom Douglas, Luke Laird 12
"Meanwhile Back at Mama's" Tim McGraw Tom Douglas, Jeffrey Steele 2
"Party Like You" The Cadillac Three Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins 46
"Raise 'Em Up" Keith Urban feat. Eric Church Tom Douglas, Jeffrey Steele 1
"The South" The Cadillac Three 32
"Tippin' Point" Dallas Smith Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard
"Some Songs" Terri Clark Tom Douglas, James T. Slater
"Southern Girl" Tim McGraw Rodney Clawson, Lee Thomas Miller 2
"Sunshine & Whiskey" Frankie Ballard Luke Laird 1
"White Lightning" The Cadillac Three 44
"You Are What You Love" Kelleigh Bannen Jenn Schott, Kelleigh Bannen 59
"You Gonna Fly" Keith Urban Preston Brust, Chris Lucas 1
"Young in America" Danielle Bradbery Kylie Sackley, Whitney Duncan 50
"Young Buck" Ronnie Dunn Jeremy Stover -

Associated Act Cuts[edit]

Band Song
American Bang
"Whiskey walk"
"Wild and Young"
"She Don't Cry No More"
"Hurts like Hell"
"All We Know"
"Wouldn't Want To Be You"
"A Man Can Change"
"Other Side of You"
"Roll On
"Christmas Song"
"Move to the Music"
The Cadillac Three
"I'm Southern"
"White Lightning"
"Whiskey Soaked Redemption"
"The Sticks"
"I'm Rockin'"
"Turn It On"
"Drunk Like You"

Album Cuts[edit]

Artist Song Album
A Thousand Horses "Suicide Eyes" Footloose Soundtrack
Billy Currington "Summer Forever" Summer Forever
Canaan Smith "Stompin' Grounds" Bronco
Canaan Smith "Love At First" Bronco
Casey James "She’s Money" Casey James
Cavo "Last Days" Cavo
Danielle Bradbery "Hello Summer" I Don't Believe We've Met
David Nail "I’m A Fire" I'm A Fire
Dierks Bentley "Back Porch" Riser
Dierks Bentley "Damn These Dreams" Riser
Dierks Bentley "Grab A Beer" Country & Cold Cans
Dierks Bentley "The Woods" Home
Easton Corbin "Guys and Girls" About To Get Real
Frankie Ballard "Drinkey Drink" Sunshine & Whiskey
Frankie Ballard "Sunshine & Whiskey" Sunshine & Whiskey
Frankie Ballard "Cigarette" El Rio
Frankie Ballard "Sweet Time" El Rio
Hiphi "Radio" Nothing More To Say
Jack's Mannequin "Television" People and Things
Jake Owen "1972" Days of Gold
Jake Owen "After the Music’s Stopped" Days of Gold
Jake Owen "Sure Feels Right" Days of Gold
Jake Owen "Tall Glass of Something" Days of Gold
Josh Thompson "Hillbilly Limo" Turn It Up
Keith Urban "Black Leather Jacket" Fuse
Keith Urban "Raise ‘Em Up" Fuse
Keith Urban "You Gonna Fly" Get Closer
Kenny Chesney "Sing ‘Em Good My Friend" Welcome to the Fishbowl
Leslie "Devil Ain’t Ready Yet" The Rebel Soul EP
Lonestar "The Countdown" Life As We Know It
Loverboy "Heartbreaker" Rock 'n' Roll Revival
Loverboy "No Tomorrow in Yesterday" Rock 'n' Roll Revival
Lynyrd Skynard "Mississippi Blood" Last of a Dyin' Breed
Meatloaf "If It Rains" Hang Cool Teddy Bear
New Medicine "We are the Fire" Race You to the Bottom
Rascal Flatts "The Mechanic" Rewind
Sara Evans "Anywhere" Stronger
Steven Tyler "We're All Somebody from Somewhere" We're All Somebody from Somewhere
Terri Clark "Some Songs" Some Songs
Three Days Grace "Sign of the Times" Transit of Venus
Tim McGraw "Two Lanes of Freedom" Two Lanes of Freedom
Tyler Bryant "Cold Heart" Wild Child
Tyler Bryant "House that Jack Built" Wild Child
Tyler Bryant "Lipstick Wonder Woman" Wild Child
Tyler Bryant "Still Young" Wild Child
Tyler Bryant "You Got Me Baby" Wild Child


  1. ^ http://www.americansongwriter.com/2012/04/songwriter-u-nashville-songwriter-series-jaren-johnston/
  2. ^ http://www.roughstock.com/blog/the-cadillac-three-s-jaren-johnston-dishes-on-red-hot-songwriting-career
  3. ^ http://tasteofcountry.com/cadillac-black-jaren-johnston-engaged/
  4. ^ "The Cadillac Three's Jaren Johnston and Wife Welcome Baby Boy". Sounds Like Nashville. 2017-04-01. Retrieved 2017-04-05.