Cole Swindell learned his first lessons about the music industry by watching other country artists from behind a merch table. Listen to Cole Swindell – “All of It” Out Now now. Cole Swindell has made writing chart-topping hits look easy, but he knows the real story is far from it. This fun and flirty song follows the standard boy-meets-girl scenario while showing off plenty of Swindell’s personality.
It was only appropriate that when Cole Swindell celebrated his heartbreaker No. 1 last night (Feb. 6), it came a downpour in Nashville. The party for the Grammy-nominated Break Up In The End,” written by Chase McGill, Jessie Jo Dillon and Jon Nite, was thrown by ASCAP and BMI at The Cowan at Topgolf, and was filled to the brim with friends and fans of Swindell’s and the writers. Producer Michael Carter was also in attendance to commemorate his eighth No. 1 as a producer.
Every time you hear one of Swindell’s songs on the radio, you know it’s him thanks to his distinct voice and writing style. From tear-jerking ballads to sing-along party anthem, Swindell can do it all. His range of subject matter and emotions creates one-of-a-kind recordings.
I hated that I had to write it,” he said. But there hasn’t been a show since that song hit country radio where someone in my meet-and-greet line, or somebody I meet, hasn’t brought that song up and said, ‘man, it reminds me of my grandma or my brother,’ or whatever it is.
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.
Gordon also recognized Warner Nashville’s Cris Lacy and Swindell’s manager Kerri Edwards for all their hard work. For many people, August 23 might seem like any other hot summer day, but for Cole Swindell, there is a lot of meaning behind the day.
Don’t be surprised if you see Georgia-raised country star Cole Swindell back in Sarasota County next year, when the Braves move their spring training full-time to North Port. But before that, he’ll headline a concert Saturday at Ed Smith Stadium with MacKenzie Porter and Carter Faith, part of the Orioles’ Athletes and Artists Play for Kids weekend.
Swindell released his third album, All of It, last summer, when it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country album chart and #7 on the Billboard Top 200. The first single, Break Up In The End,” was the most-added song at country radio the week it was released and currently sits in the Top 5 on the country radio charts.
the video for his current Top 15 and rising hit single Love You Too Late” yesterday. The idea for the music video initially came to Swindell when they first started to brainstorm concepts.
Separated from Bryan by seven years in age but only 15 minutes from where they grew up in Georgia, it wasn’t until he left the road and moved to Nashville that Swindell finally had the courage to share a song with the fraternity brother who gave him his first job in the music business.
Esposito relayed that Swindell is the only solo artist in Country Aircheck history to top the charts with his first seven singles; and he now has number 8. He also presented Swindell with his Gold certification plaque, and assured that his Platinum plaque is on the way.
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.
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.
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 ).
Swindell said he knew he wanted to be a country artist the day his grandfather took him to his first concert with Randy Travis and The Judds. It’s time to celebrate the summer season single.
With his three studio albums and a handful of EP releases, Swindell has seen a long string of popular songs land at the top of the charts. The singer notched his seventh consecutive No. 1 hit with ” Flatliner ,” his duet with Dierks Bentley , in 2017.
Swindell is also gearing up to release Down Home Sessions V by releasing one song a month for five months. In June, he released Drinkin’ Hours, ” and in July, he dropped the track, All Nighter” Fans can stay tuned for additional new tracks over the next three months.
Cole Swindell wrote Craig Campbell ‘s ” Outta My Head “; 7 Luke Bryan ‘s “Just a Sip”, “Beer in the Headlights”, ” Roller Coaster “, “Out Like That”, “I’m Hungover”, “In Love with the Girl”, “Love in a College Town”, “Shore Thing”, “Shake the Sand” and “The Sand I Brought to the Beach”; Thomas Rhett ‘s ” Get Me Some of That “; and Scotty McCreery ‘s “Water Tower Town” and “Carolina Eyes”. He also co-wrote Florida Georgia Line ‘s ” This Is How We Roll ” with Bryan, who was featured on the song. Chris Young also had a song on his A.M. album co-written by Swindell, “Nothin’ but the Cooler Left”.
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. Check out Cole Swindell’s latest single Break Up In The End.
Having anything Grammy-nominated in your career, that’s something that’ll be around forever. Every song can’t be like that, so I think that’s what makes it special. I’ve come a long way since my first song Chillin’ It,” and with the success of the people that believed in me, I’ve been able to release different kinds of songs — whether it be fun or it be something like this that people need to hear, whether they want to or not.
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.
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.
Colden Rainey Swindell was born in Glennville, GA. He has released two studio albums, You Should Be Here and Cole Swindell. Swindell has also released 4 EPs.
Since launching his career in 2014, Swindell has toured with the biggest superstars in country music including Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and has sold out all four of his Down Home Tours in support of each of his Down Home Session EPs (I, II, III and IV). 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.
Songs like “Middle of a Memory,” I’m so proud I wrote those, because those are real things that I think we’ve all been through,” Swindell tells The Boot. The song became the second single from his sophomore album, You Should Be Here.
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.
You may think of country awards shows or having a song on the radio, things you imagined when you’re dreaming about things. But Grammys, I don’t think that I’ve ever even thought that was a thing where my name would be mentioned in that same sentence. So it was a shock, I didn’t know how to feel. But for me, the main thing was I was happy for the writers of the song. Without the writers, the songs don’t exist. I just know how special it was to them, it was to me. I’ll never forget getting that news and just being floored, I didn’t even have a response. I wish I could tell you this great story, but I didn’t know what to say for a while, I think I was just silent.
Swindell’s third album, All of It,” also went straight to No. 1 after its 2018 release. His latest song is the party anthem Drinkin’ Hours” off his Down Home Sessions V” EP released earlier this year.
Swindell: I mean, if anything, I think you have to be yourself up there on stage. They all put on great shows. I hope that I get to do this as long as they all have, because they’ve been in the game for a while, and it’s tough to do that in this business and to always put on a show. The way your crew treats people and the way you treat people is a big deal. All those tours have treated us amazing and I think that’s what I want to pass on — that hopefully I get to take some younger guys on tour with me someday and treat them the way I was treated. It’s pretty amazing being with people like Kenny Chesney and him hanging out and just being a normal person to you. It’s just pretty cool.
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.
Only an hour and a half concert. The floor is flat and hard to see the artist if you are not in the first 10 rows. Then you spend your time watching it on the monitor.
I moved to Nashville, I was his merchandise guy, that was my first job ever getting to be around the touring life. He was a brand new artist, I was up there trying to write songs when I could. I moved to town hoping to one day get a record deal, and now I get to write songs and sing them, and he’s been a huge part of that. He took me on my first major tour I was ever on, and this summer we’re doing one last hurrah, me and him and my buddy Jon Langston. It takes me back every time we get to do a show together because he’s been such a big influence.
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of his recording deal with Warner Music Nashville, Cole Swindell will release a new EP, Down Home Sessions V. Country singer Cole Swindell talks about music, beer and life on the road.
I’ve never really talked about both of these songs in one answer, so just thinking about it right now, both of those songs were written on my bus. I was only a part of one, I wrote You Should Be Here” with Ashley Gorley up outside of Boston at the Patriots’ stadium, Gillette Stadium. He had sent a picture to his daughter, we were playing Gillette Stadium with Luke Bryan, I’ll never forget it. He had sent a picture from the stage just saying, Love, look where the concert is, the football stadium” and he said You should be here” at the end of it. So to him, he sent it as a message to his daughter saying you’d love this, you should be here. And immediately when he brought that title up, I had lost my dad not very long before that and I just remember that’s what I thought of. I was thinking of my dad because he’d have freaked out seeing me play a NFL stadium, especially at that point, my career was just starting.
Now and then, a song and artist can’t be denied. Cole Swindell was nothing more or less than a terrific songwriter with a Nashville publishing deal and a growing reputation as one of the city’s most exciting young performers. Now, he’s on the road to stardom.
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.
Warner Nashville’s John Esposito was there to deliver his always entertaining remarks about Swindell and the hit. The first single from Swindell’s third studio album, All of It, “Break Up in the End” was written by Jon Nite, Chase McGill and Jessie Jo Dillon.
I think beer always leads to a good time. I had a song on my last album called Brought To You By Beer” that I thought should have been in a commercial. It’s about all the crazy stuff we did in college. Beer’s even in my new song You Should Be Here.” That one’s about how I remember sitting down and not getting crazy but sharing a beer with my dad. We could have had the memory without it, but having a beer was a part of life.