Troy University alumni Taylor, Madison and Logan Cain continue to find success in the music industry as the Christian band CAIN, picking up a K-LOVE Fan Award in May.
The trio from Hartselle, Alabama, released their first EP in early 2020 but the COVID-19 pandemic brought all of their plans to a halt.
Although they were thankful for a healthy family, feelings of disappointment still overwhelmed them.
“We released our song ‘Rise Up (Lazarus)’ to Christian radio and never got to go visit a single station,” the band said in an email. “We were sure that this song would never see the light of day.
“On top of that, our first ever tour with Zach Williams and We The Kingdom was cancelled after five amazing shows due to the onset of the virus.”
The siblings looked towards their faith for inspiration during the hard time.
“It felt like we had missed God’s plan for our life and that things were once again going to flop,” the siblings said. “But God was faithful to us.
“He not only used our song to heal and help people hurting this year, He allowed that song to reach number one on all charts.”
The band was also able to continue their tour during the spring with Zach Williams and Mac Powell.
Now the band gets to add an award to their success. CAIN was awarded “Breakout Single” at the K-LOVE Fan Awards.
“We couldn’t believe it,” they said. “We listen to all of the artists in our category on a regular basis.
“We were sure that one of the other talented groups would take home the award. When they said ‘Rise Up (Lazarus)’ over the speaker, it took us forever to stand up.”
While at TROY, the siblings were involved with campus ministries, Chi Omega sorority and Alpha Tao Omega fraternity.
Taylor is an alumna of TROY’s music industry program and is thankful for her time at TROY.
“I really am thankful for the foundation I built here at this school,” Taylor said. “I still use techniques and skills I learned in my music theory classes.”
“As a student in our Music Industry Program, Taylor showed great promise and unlimited potential in her writing and performance as well as her understanding of the music and entertainment industries,” Robert Smith, Coordinator of the Music Industry program, said. “It is wonderful to see and hear the growth and success of Taylor and her siblings. We could not be more proud of her.”
Taylor’s advice for aspiring musicians apart of TROY’s program is to “write tons of songs, work multiple jobs and stay consistent.”
“Nobody works harder for you than you,” Taylor said.
The band’s first full album ‘Rise Up’ was released in May.
This summer, the band will play roughly 40 shows at various festivals and churches, and then continue the Rescue Story Tour that was cancelled in 2020.