Updated: Aug 8, 2019
Colbie Caillat has partnered with three longtime collaborators to form the new country group Gone West. The band, made up of two-time Grammy-winning singer Caillat, singer-songwriter Jason Reeves, ACM and CMT nominee Nelly Joy and Hawaiian music award winner Justin Kawika Young.
During CMA Fest 2019, Gone West chatted about the inspiration behind their latest single "What Could've Been", formation of the group, and performing together for CMA Fest!
About Gone West:
Some things are inevitable. More than Grammy Awards or platinum albums, sometimes friendship is greater to motivate creativity, serving as its own momentum. Such is the case for how the harmonically buoyant, impossibly lush acoustic rock-country of Gone West came to be. On a personal break from one of the most musical pop breakthroughs of the last several years, multiple Grammy-winner Colbie Caillat and her fiancée Justin Kawika Young (11 #1 Hawaiian songs) decided to head to Nashville where Caillat’s co-writer, recording artist and friend Jason Reeves was living with his wife songwriter/Academy of Country Music Award nominee Nelly Joy. For Caillat, who’d already collaborated with Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley, as well as CMA Song of the Year winner Liz Rose, it felt almost like a homecoming.