Songfacts®:

  • The Cadillac Three's Jaren Johnston wrote this nostalgic ballad, along with Ben Burgess and Laura Veltz. It finds Johnston singing about a true legacy being found in love and family rather than professional accomplishments.
  • Jaren Johnston has written a number of hits for other artists, all while writing and performing with country-rock trio The Cadillac Three. They include #1 singles for Jake Owen ("Beachin'", "American Country Love Song"), Billy Currington ("Don't It"), Keith Urban ("You Gonna Fly", "Raise 'Em Up") and Frankie Ballard ("Sunshine & Whiskey").

    "'Legacy" is a song I am super proud of," Johnston told American Songwriter. "In the past, I've given away songs of this caliber because I didn't feel our band was ready to take on that role. Or maybe I wasn't ready to sing those types of lyrics. I think our band is ready, and I am there now. This is the perfect song for where we all are in our lives."

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