Cole Swindell On Love Of Baseball, Luke Bryan Friendship Before Ed Smith Show

Cole SwindellCole Swindell learned his first lessons about the music industry by watching other country artists from behind a merch table. I know what songs have done for me at an early age all through college,” he continued. That’s how I started my career, writing songs. I was lucky enough to get some recorded and ended up getting a record deal. Having my eighth No. 1, the most special one and the first one I didn’t write and I wouldn’t have it any other way because I know what it’s like to have somebody believe in a song that I wrote. This is why you move to Nashville, to write songs like that. This one is going to be around for a long time.

Cole Swindell is well known as a songwriter for some of country music’s biggest names, including Luke Bryant and Scotty McCreery, but with the 2013 release of his solo debut single Chillin’ It,” Swindell scored a hit of his own and established himself as an artist in his own right. The sunny, laid-back song became a summertime staple on country radio, cementing his place among country’s rising stars and earning him a host of supporting slots with big name acts. Before Chillin’ It,” Swindell penned such hits as Craig Campbell’s Outta My Head” and Scotty McCreery’s Water Town Town,” both of which climbed the country charts and bolstered his growing reputation. Swindell’s 2013 live concerts earned him praise as a young performer with promise, generating anticipation among ticket buyers for his 2014 full-length debut and appearance alongside Luke Bryan on the 2014 That’s My Kind of Night tour.

including Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Dierks Bentley. He previously sold out his four Down Home Tours, and wrapped up his first career-headlining tour last spring.

As a songwriter and a singer, Cole Swindell is one of the lynchpins of the breezy country-pop sound that became known as bro-country in the 2010s. Swindell first came to prominence as a songwriter for Luke Bryan, a fellow alumni of Georgia Southern University, but around the time Bryan took “Roller Coaster” to number one Swindell began his own climb up the charts. Swindell racked up several big hits in the middle of the 2000s-“Chillin’ It,” “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth the Whisky,” “You Should Be Here”-that became emblematic of the sound of mainstream country of its era: friendly, melodic and sunny, blending elements of rock and hip-hop with country.

That first single hit the top of the charts and was followed by two more No. 1 hits from his platinum-selling, self-titled debut album released on Warner Bros. in 2014.

Immediately following the No. 1 party celebration, Swindell opened the doors to hundreds of fans, who started lining up outside The Cowan in at 11 a.m. in the pouring rain, to join the industry crowd of songwriters, tastemakers, friends and media who stayed for the official launch party hosted by Sugarlands Distilling Company to celebrate Swindell’s line of moonshine and his new flavor, Pre Show Punch. Pre Show Punch is the followup of his Peppermint moonshine released in late 2018.

Swindell wrote “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” with Josh Martin and Adam Sanders. It was the third single from his self-titled debut album. Co-written with Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell, this 2016 hit is yet another stellar story-song that hits you right in the heart.

You know that person who makes your heart, as they say, skip a beat? Swindell took the age-old saying and turned it into a country hit. But he had the song in mind for someone else.

The success of his publishing deal and consequently his song writing, led to his chance to establish himself as a performer. In 2013 he self-released his first single Chillin’ It” which began to climb the country charts. The success of Chillin’ It” garnered the attention of Warner Nashville who signed a contract with him that same year. The label re-released his single, followed by his first self-titled debut album on 18 February 2014. The album became a Top 5 hit on the country music airways, and sold over 250,000 copies. The Chillin It” single peaked at number one on the Hot Country Songs, followed by Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” which peaked at number seven; both of which reached gold status. Swindell set out on tour as the opening act for Luke Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour in 2014.

It was fantastic. We had great seats and the large screen TVs were a plus. The sound was amazing. I will definitely be attending more concerts at Harrah’s in the future! Cole swindell was fabulous. We never heard him live and he did a awesome job.

Though many of his concerts start out tamely, they quickly build up energy as Swindell moves into his upbeat and catchy tunes. On more serious songs like “You Should Be Here,” written about his father who passed away unexpectedly, you can feel the somber mood as he earnestly delivers. The crowd is invested with him on this journey, even if only for the night. Expect his moving ballads and upbeat hits to create a wide spectrum of energy throughout his performances.

In 2016 he toured with Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots Tour” and headlined his own sold-out CMT ON TOUR Presents the COLE SWINDELL DOWN HOME TOUR. The Down Home Tour coincided with the release of his third EP, Down Home Sessions III. Swindell is currently on tour with Dierks Bentley’s What The Hell World Tour.” To date, Swindell has sold over 1.9 million total album equivalents in the three years since his debut, including 5.7 million+ tracks sold and over 520 million on-demand streams.


Swindell, now 36, doesn’t know where he’d be if he hadn’t gone on the road with Bryan – at the time a rising star on his way to becoming one of the biggest names in the music industry.

As far as songs that other people have recorded of mine, that’s by the far the most special to me. I grew up every year going down to Panama City, and it was always around my birthday, June 30. We were always there in the summer, and Thomas Drive, that’s where we stayed and just did all the things you do on family vacation. It went from family vacation to high school to spring break down there. I have a lot of time spent in Florida, especially Panama City, and any time I can be around the water and be in that kind of weather, it takes me back.

No One Rocks Mine” paints the picture of Swindell leaving his loved one even though he hates to go. From the lights in Vegas to the Georgia heat, his girl is all he cares about being with.

To be fair, the majority of the song is the word “work,” something Swindell noted in the interview. He also named Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl Shake it for Me” as another option.


Few things go together as well as whiskey and country music. This track has become an anthem for anyone who has found themselves being revisited by an ungrateful ex.

Just days after dropping his new track, “Right Where I Left It,” Swindell’s premiering the song’s meaningful video exclusively on ET. Throughout the new video, Swindell takes fans on a tour of Bronwood, Georgia, and showcases the people and places that mean the most to him.

As for Cole, he’s traveling across the country this summer as part of Luke Bryan ‘s tour. In fact, new dates and cities were just announced today allowing fans to hear the singer’s biggest hits live.

Swindell’s stop at The Joint comes after his 2017 tour with Dierks Bentley and a successful sold-out headlining tour in 2016. Swindell is currently on the road with Luke Bryan on the Sunset Repeat Tour through October 25.

Cole Swindell

Born Colden Rainey Swindell , the Georgia native released his self-titled debut album with Warner Music Nashville in 2014. He inked his record deal after he independently released his first single, “Chillin’ It,” which quickly caught country radio’s attention. Over the course of four years, he’s toured with fellow country music heavy hitters like Jason Aldean , Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bentley In August, he dropped his brand new album All of It which includes the impressive new cuts “Somebody’s Been Drinkin’,” “All Of It” and “The Ones Who Got Me Here.” While we enjoy his new music, let’s also take a look at some of the best cuts from his first two studio albums.

Colden Cole” Rainey Swindell is an American Country artist originally from Bronwood, Georgia. He has established himself both as a songwriter as well as performer.

In addition to the high school quarterback, another person who makes an appearance in the video is Swindell’s mom, Betty Carol Rainey. For more information and tour dates, please visit and follow @coleswindell on Twitter , @coleswindell on Instagram and on Facebook.


I know what songs have done for me at an early age all through college,” he continued. That’s how I started my career, writing songs. I was lucky enough to get some recorded and ended up getting a record deal. Having my eighth No. 1, the most special one and the first one I didn’t write and I wouldn’t have it any other way because I know what it’s like to have somebody believe in a song that I wrote. This is why you move to Nashville, to write songs like that. This one is going to be around for a long time.

The day we got done writing this, I was scared to death,” Jon Nite said. At midnight after about three or four whiskeys, I sang this work tape and I was scared. I was like I love this; I feel like this is our lives and I want people to hear it and I’m scared they won’t. Without Cole and without Michael, without the amazing Warner radio team, nobody would hear this without you guys.

As a songwriter and a singer, Cole Swindell is one of the lynchpins of the breezy country-pop sound that became known as bro-country in the 2010s. Swindell first came to prominence as a songwriter for Luke Bryan, a fellow alumni of Georgia Southern University, but around the time Bryan took “Roller Coaster” to number one Swindell began his own climb up the charts. Swindell racked up several big hits in the middle of the 2000s-“Chillin’ It,” “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth the Whisky,” “You Should Be Here”-that became emblematic of the sound of mainstream country of its era: friendly, melodic and sunny, blending elements of rock and hip-hop with country.

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