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The Cains Trio visit

The Cains Trio visit

The Cains Trio is a group of siblings and Alabama natives whose sound reflects the Country and Christian pop sounds they were raised on.

The three Cain siblings—Taylor, Madison, and Logan—began singing together as young children, while pursuing solo creative pursuits. Taylor, the oldest of the group, began performing at World Harvest Outreach as a child, and later studied music at Alabama’s Troy University. Middle child Madison performed in a traveling show choir throughout high school, while also directing and editing videos for The Cains Trio. Logan learned multiple instruments, including drums, bass and guitar, and added his voice to the family trio. He later studied Broadcast Journalism at Troy University.

They began working with producer/songwriter Billy Lawson, who penned Rick Trevino’s “Learning As You Go” and Trace Adkins’ “I Left Something Turned On At Home.” The trio crafted their first album, Stay On Board, with Lawson at Wishbone Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala. The project will be released Oct. 28 on Daystreet Records/GMV Nashville.

Though those perfectly placed harmonies belong to a tight-knit family trio, finding time to record each vocal part for the album proved a challenge.

“We all had school or jobs, so we had to record all the vocals separately,” said Taylor. At times, recording time meant setting up a makeshift studio close to Troy University, where Logan was attending classes. “Logan’s vocals were recorded in a hotel room in Troy, Ala.”

“We naturally sing well together, but we had to cut our harmonies separately for this album, so you might go in the studio to do your part, and you might hear just a harmony with no melody,” said Logan.

In an intimate acoustic performance at MusicRow’s Nashville office, the trio offered the autobiographical “I’ll Take That Any Day.” “It tells a bit about where we are from,” said Madison, before launching into a song replete with lines about small town Alabama, Crimson Tide football, and the hometown Dairy Queen.

They also lent their harmonies to a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” as well as album tracks “Be Yourself With Me,” and “Beautiful Life.” Members of the trio, along with Lawson, penned the two later tracks. “Be Yourself With Me” recently garnered MusicRow‘s DisCovery award.


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