Swindell wrapped his second career headlining tour in December-Monster Presents, Cole Swindell & Dustin Lynch on the Reason To Drink…Another Tour with Lauren Alaina and in 2019 will hit the road again with superstar Luke Bryan on his Sunset Repeat Tour.
cole swindell you should be here – The RSM Classic Concert Featuring Cole Swindell
It’s been a busy year for Cole Swindell But between touring with Dierks Bentley and playing headlining club shows across the country, the country singer, 34, is showing no signs of slowing down. The multi-week No. 1 single “You Should Be Here,” the debut and title track from his just released sophomore album shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart and Top 10 on iTunes All Genre within hours of its release. The song was the most added at country radio the day it released. “You Should Be Here” vaulted to the Top 25 on Billboard Country singles chart before the song officially went for adds at radio. “You Should Be Here,” his fastest rising single to date hit No. 1 on the Billboard country singles chart in just 15 weeks. It was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart (which includes streaming, radio airplay and digital sales) for four consecutive weeks and was a multi-week No. 1 on both Billboard and Mediabase country singles charts. The song already boasts over 50 million streams, 700,000 tracks sold and the video for “You Should Be Here” has more than 24 million YouTube views.
Swindell released his self-titled debut album on February 18, 2014. 9 Luke Bryan’s guitarist, Michael Carter , produced the rest of the album. Along with Lee Brice , Swindell opened Luke Bryan’s 2014 That’s My Kind of Night Tour The tour dates began in mid-January and ran into early March. 10 “Chillin’ It” became a top 5 hit on Country Airplay and number 1 single on Hot Country Songs The album’s second single is ” Hope You Get Lonely Tonight “, which Swindell co-wrote with both members of Florida Georgia Line The album’s third single, ” Ain’t Worth the Whiskey ” released to country radio on November 3, 2014. It reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in April 2015. The album’s fourth single, ” Let Me See Ya Girl “, was released to country radio on April 20, 2015. It reached number two on the Country Airplay chart in November 2015.
hits and now this week finds his music featured on not one but TWO high-profile billboards in the heart of New York City – Times Square. Cole Swindell talked to about the new Love You Too Late” video (Click HERE ).
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Everyone can relate to the feeling of enjoying a relationship, but know it’s not meant to last. “Break Up in the End,” too, is a song that Swindell did not write; rather, it was written by Jon Nite, Chase McGill and Jessie Jo Dillon.
Pardi established that lane with his 2014 debut, Write You a Song, a rough-and-rowdy project that made him familiar to the suddenly-hip country crowd, thanks to his Top 10 party song Up All Night.” The music oozed with youthful brashness and longneck longing, and Pardi drew a raucous following, increasingly selling out 1,000-2,000 ticket clubs, sometimes out-performing higher-profile country acts playing across town the same night.
The song, while beautifully cathartic for fans, also proves to be just as difficult to perform. In an interview with Chris said …I’ve been fine every single time that I’ve sung it, until that night at the Grand Ole Opry. I just came apart as I got to the second verse. I was like, ‘Oh man. I’m gonna cry.’ And I did. And so I turned around to reset, and then everybody stood up and started clapping.” Watch here to see the video.
Colden Rainey “Cole” Swindell (born June 30, 1983) is an American country music songwriter and recording artist, who is known for his 2013 breakout hit “Chillin’ It.” The song received air play as a “Highway Find” on SiriusXM’s “The Highway” new country channel, and listener response, coupled with Swindell’s performance on the Highway Find Stage at the CMA Music Festival in 2013, resulted in a record deal with Warner Bros. Records Nashville.
In 2018, he released his third album, All of It, which contains Swindell’s most recent No. 1 single, “Break Up in the End,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award. He’s currently on the road on Luke Bryan’s Sunset Repeat Tour and is preparing to release his Down Home Sessions V EP.
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 first broke onto the country music scene as a songwriter for Luke Bryan. Cole has racked up several hits since then with songs like “Chillin It”, “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight”, “Ain’t Worth The Whisky”, “You Should Be Here”, “Break Up In The End” and his latest, “Love You Too Late”.
Hits songs include; Chillin It”, You Should Be Here”, Middle of a Memory”, Hope You Get Lonely Tonight”, Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” and Let Me See Ya’ Girl”….
Cole’s rise to the top of the Billboards may have come on quickly, but like so many successes stories it was earned, not given. He started his music career with one of the more humble jobs in the biz, selling merch for Luke Bryan. In the early 2000’s Cole began playing cover songs in bars, driven by a love of entertaining no matter the audience size. While this love never wavered, what did shift within was his desire to have the words fans were singing be words he wrote, and this is what he attributes his success to.
Last month, Swindell launched the Monster Presents, Cole Swindell & Dustin Lynch on the Reason To Drink…Another Tour with Lauren Alaina. The tour is slated to run through the end of 2018 (see below for dates).
I met him back when I was in college, he was already in Nashville writing songs. Without meeting him, I don’t know that I’d have the motivation to write a song because he played something he wrote for me and I remember thinking, Holy cow, you wrote that.” At this point, I was just playing cover songs in bars and that was what made me say, wow, I have to write songs. That was turned me onto songwriting, the way you could write something yourself and make other people feel like that. It just kind of blew me away, so that was what started it all.
Luke Byran kicked off his headlining Sunset Repeat Tour on May 31 with support from longtime friend Cole Swindell, who has toured with Luke a number of times—both as an opener and as his merch-selling dude.
The video shares the story of the song perfectly. Written by Swindell, Michael Carter, and Brandon Kinney, Love You Too Late” is a song about finally expressing your feelings to the person you love but unfortunately, they have already moved on because they were tired of waiting around. The song and video both get the valuable message across which is no matter how scared you are of telling your significant other how you really feel about them, you need to go for it.
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ACM’s reigning New Artist of The Year Cole Swindell’s brand new single You Should Be Here,” the debut track from his forthcoming album due out this year, was released and it was most-added at country radio the first day it dropped. The song, written by Swindell and Ashley Gorley, shot to No. 1 on iTunes Country chart and Top 10 overall. It vaulted to the Top 25 a full week before the official radio add date of January 11. The official video for You Should Be Here,” which world premiered Yahoo! , has already streamed over 7.5 million times on his YouTube channel alone. He performed the track for a Shazam Session as the first country artist to be featured on the popular series.
Swindell: You know I always say ’90s country music. George Strait , Tim McGraw, Tracy Byrd, all of them. I literally grew up loving country music, but I always played sports. I never sang or never dreamed I would be here. Laughs. I guess I wasn’t good enough to play anything in college so I decided I could play the bars, so I started doing that. I just loved when I got on that stage. I was just thinking cover songs back then. But just being able to entertain people and be in front of folks — the feeling of that is what made me realize I wanted to move to Nashville and do this for a living.
After Swindell signed his record deal, he sent Bentley the song and jokingly said they should one day sing it together. Bentley thought it was a smash and hopped on board.
Prior to earning his success as a solo artist, Swindell made his name writing or co-writing songs. Before he dropped Chillin’ It” to the air in 2013, his credits included Roller Coaster” by Luke Bryan, Get Me Some of That” by Thomas Rhett and This is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line. All went to No. 1.
Not bad for a guy who just three years ago was selling merchandise on tour with Luke Bryan, whom he’d once opened some shows for in Georgia. But such was his drive that there wasn’t a wasted moment on the road. He watched Luke and every act he performed with, learning what worked with crowds, and he poured what he was learning into the songs he was writing.
Those people who already know the words to his songs even before they’re released are evidence that he’s not just running the race. Jon Pardi is winning.
Colden Rainey Cole” Swindell is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has released two albums for Warner Bros. Records Nashville and seven singles, a few of which being Chillin’ it”, Hope You Get Lonely Tonight”, and Ain’t Worth the Whiskey”. All of his singles have peaked at #1 or #2 on Country Airplay.
One of my buddies Brandon Bissell runs a company, Ballpark Music, and we’ve done several events with them. It’s such a cool idea, I’d never heard of it, but it’s music in stadiums where there’s baseball, football. I’ve had the chance to play the Braves stadium, played outside of bowl games, played inside of a bowl game. And now to be at spring training, that’s something that I’ve never really gotten to experience enough of. I grew up a Braves fan, but I’m a baseball fan, so any time I can be around that, play some music and be a fan, it’s exciting.
Staying humble isn’t hard for Swindell, who spent three years selling T-shirts on tours with Luke Bryan and every bit of his free time honing his songwriting craft. The job, and the opportunity to learn from Bryan’s lead guitarist Michael Carter, was the product of a chance meeting between Swindell and Bryan in 2007 on the front porch of the Sigma Chi house at Georgia Southern University, where they both attended college.
It’s 10pm backstage in a dimly lit room, stocked with whiskey and glowing in black light. Country music star Cole Swindell huddles up with his bandmates as shots are poured for a little known pre-show ritual. As the shots of whiskey are raised, Cole exclaims the bands mantra win the night!” Just before exiting to take the stage the shots go down in unison, then Cole makes his way through the back halls with the enthusiasm of a high school football team taking the field, let’s do this damn thing.” As he gets closer to the stage the noise from the awaiting audience grows louder and their excitement is palpable. You can literally feel the ground vibrating from the applause and boots stomping on the floor. We are in Sugar Land TX and this is Cole’s first headlining tour, Reason To Drink Tour.
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I know I’m repeating things people have already said,” he continued. But Swindell has created this career of integrity where you’re not scared to cut the best song. The best song wins. The truth is, you’ve written 10 No. 1 songs. You’re a killer songwriter, but if you hear one that’s special, it doesn’t matter if you’re name is on it or not. Thank you for that.
At this point I’ve realized that as much as I like the energy of the show — I like to keep people moving and having fun — songs like ‘Break Up in the End,’ songs like ‘You Should Be Here’ songs that I can throw into the set now and make a moment of it.
You know, it’s crazy for me to think four or five years ago, this whole thing started with a song called Chillin’ It” and getting to put out my first album. That’s all I ever wanted to do when I moved to town, was get to make an album or write songs. Now this is my third one, and being a songwriter, I wrote some of my favorite ones on there. But there’s also songs I got to record that I didn’t write, that people sent me. They trusted me with the songs and that’s just a big compliment. When you come up as a songwriter, praying other people record your songs, and then all of a sudden people are sitting in rooms just like you used to writing songs for you, it’s just a big compliment.
The follow-up to Chillin’ it,” the nostalgia-laced anthem is a bittersweet ode to the mental gulf between thinking you’ve moved on from an ex, and actually doing so. Co-written with Michael Carter and Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard before Swindell had his record deal, the singer assumed Florida Georgia Line would record it. I didn’t know that I was about to get a record deal and we wound up with it. It was always one of my favorites. It’s not hoping you get lonely in a mean way, it’s hoping someone misses you like you miss them,” comments Swindell, of the song’s sentiment, which hits close to home for many listeners.
Since making a life-altering drive with his father from Phoenix to Nashville when he was 19 years old, Bentley has forged his own path in an industry built predominantly on formula. He has mixed elements of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock, maintaining an unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his sound. His album Home debuted at No. 1 and spawned three consecutive chart-topping hits, marking 12 career No. 1 songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies, garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations and earned him an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry.
The Georgia native launched All of It performing the now No. 1 Break Up In The End” on NBC’s Citi Concert Series on TODAY live from the Plaza at Rockefeller Center in New York City on album release day (Aug 17), and performed the song on live broadcasts of MLB Central on the MLB Network and did a live acoustic performance for Billboard’s 11 milllion+ Facebook fans.
If there’s a Swindell song you’ll hear people singing along to in a bar, it’s this one. He co-wrote “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” alongside Adam Sanders and Josh Martin.
Cole Swindell, shown here in his last appearance at Country Thunder two years ago, has never played in Tucson. Click HERE for Cole Swindell’s Playlist. Get Me Some of That” was particularly sweet for Swindell, who wrote the song with Bryan’s lead guitarist Carter and Rhett’s father Rhett Akins.
sold in stores throughout the Southeast and on Swindell’s tour. During an interview with Sounds Like Nashville , Swindell joked that the most inappropriate song he knows all the words to is Rihanna’s 2016 hit.
This fun and flirty song follows the standard boy-meets-girl scenario while showing off plenty of Swindell’s personality. Widespread Panic keyboardist JoJo Hermann will team with singer-songwriter Jerry Joseph for a tour of Colorado this December.