Gone West’s Colbie Caillat Says “Ending The Band Was The Right” Decision As She And Justin Parts Ways

Gone West’s Colbie Caillat shared to Instagram on Wednesday (August 12) that she and her ex-fiancé Justin Kawika Young have “decided to leave” the group. The group bursted into Country community with their debut single “What Could’ve Been.” “After a lot…

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Gone West’s Colbie Caillat shared to Instagram on Wednesday (August 12) that she and her ex-fiancé Justin Kawika Young have “decided to leave” the group. The group bursted into Country community with their debut single “What Could’ve Been.”

“After a lot of thought during this time, Justin and I have decided to leave Gone West,” said Caillat “Creative partnerships, especially with friends, are both rewarding and challenging at times, and though this was not an easy decision, we know ending the band was the right one. Justin and I are best friends and will continue to make music together forever.”

Caillat continues: “We’re so proud of the music the four of us created together over the past three years. Canyons is an album we truly love and cherish, every song holds so much truth in the experiences we all go through in life. I want to thank all of my fans and all of Gone West’s fans for supporting our music, coming to our shows, and everything in-between. I also want to thank Country radio, JR & Sirius XM, Triple Tigers and our entire teams hard work and creativity, and for believing in us and helping out music get out into the world. Thank you all. Here’s to whatever adventure comes next…”

Gone West recently released their debut album, Canyons, in early June and made their debut as a group on the Grand Ole Opry stage when signing with Triple Tigers. The group consisted of Caillat, Young, Jason Reeves, and Nelly Joy.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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