Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Jaren Johnston has always been surrounded by music. He got his start playing drums at a very young age, and when he was 13, his dad bought him his first guitar. Influenced by diverse artists such as Nirvana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Tom Petty, Johnston began to explore the craft of writing songs in his teens and is now lucky enough to call it a career.
Jaren celebrated his first number one with “You Gonna Fly”, recorded by Keith Urban, and has had other cuts with Urban including the #1 single “Raise ‘Em Up”. His list of hit singles include: Jake Owen’s “Beachin’”, “Days of Gold” and “American Country Love Song”; Billy Currington’s “Don’t It”; Tim McGraw’s “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” and “Southern Girl”; Frankie Ballard’s “Sunshine & Whiskey” and “It All Started With A Beer”; and Drake White’s “Livin The Dream."
In addition to being the primary writer and lead-singer for his band The Cadillac Three, which tours more than 200 days out of the year, Jaren is a dedicated and diverse songwriter with singles and album cuts in the rock, pop, and country genres.