Cole Swindell (album)

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Cole Swindell
Studio album by Cole Swindell
Released February 18, 2014 (2014-02-18)
Genre Country
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Producer
  • Michael Carter
  • Jody Stevens
Singles from Cole Swindell
  1. "Chillin' It"
    Released: August 19, 2013
  2. "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight"
    Released: March 24, 2014

Cole Swindell is the debut studio album by American country music artist Cole Swindell. It was released on February 18, 2014 via Warner Bros. Records.[1] The album includes the Number One single "Chillin' It".[2]

Background[edit]

Lead single "Chillin' It" was produced by Jody Stevens, who is the son of songwriter and producer Jeff Stevens, and formerly one-half of the duo Fast Ryde. Stevens also performed all instruments on that track. Luke Bryan's guitarist Michael Carter produced the rest of the album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]
Digital Journal 5/5 stars[4]
Got Country Online 5/5 stars[5]
Newsday B[6]
Roughstock 4/5 stars[7]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[8]

The eponymously titled Cole Swindell album received generally positive reception from music critics. At USA Today, Brian Mansfield rated the album two-and-a-half stars out of four, saying that the album contains an "unhurried confidence."[8] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic rated the album three stars out of five, writing that the release "goes down easy even if it sometimes seems like an overblown demo tape", which "winds up pleasant enough."[3] At Newsday, Glenn Gamboa graded the album a B, stating that the album set him up for "country stardom."[6] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock rated the album four out of five stars, saying that the release is "easily likeable" because he has an "easy-going charm" about himself.[7] At Digital Journal, Markos Papadatos rated the album a perfect five stars, affirming that "The songs on here are polished and infectious."[4] Kimberly Owens of Got Country Online rated the album a perfect five stars, stating that "Cole Swindell is pure talent, whether it be with his songwriting, or his vocals."[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No.3 on the Billboard 200 chart with 63,000 copies sold for the week.[9] 42,000 of its sales were digital downloads, putting it at No. 1 in the Top Digital Albums chart.[10] The album has sold 235,000 copies in the U.S. as of September 2014.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hey Y'all"   Cole Swindell, Brandon Kinney, Michael Carter 2:49
2. "Chillin' It"   Swindell, Shane Minor 3:15
3. "Swayin'"   Rhett Akins, Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley 3:27
4. "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight"   Swindell, Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard, Carter 3:48
5. "Let Me See Ya Girl"   Swindell, Carter, Jody Stevens 3:08
6. "Ain't Worth the Whiskey"   Swindell, Josh Martin, Adam Sanders 3:12
7. "Brought to You by Beer"   Swindell, Kinney, Carter 3:11
8. "I Just Want You"   Swindell, Carter, Luke Bryan 3:56
9. "Get Up"   Swindell, Kinney, Jeremy Stover 2:41
10. "A Dozen Roses and a Six-Pack"   Swindell, Sanders, Aaron Goodvin 4:30
11. "Down Home Boys"   Swindell, Carter, Minor 2:54
12. "The Back Roads and the Back Row"   Swindell, Carter, Tom Shapiro 3:41

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 4
US Billboard 200[13] 3
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[14] 2

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
[15]
US Country Airplay
[16]
US
[17]
CAN Country
[18]
CAN
[19]
2013 "Chillin' It" 1 2 28 5 38
2014 "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight"A 8 4 52 16 74
  • ACurrent single.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 14, 2014). "Cole Swindell "Cole Swindell" Tracklist And Cover Art". Roughstock. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Allers, Hannahlee (January 15, 2014). "Cole Swindell Releases Track List, Cover Art for Debut Album". The Boot. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (February 17, 2014). "Cole Swindell - Cole Swindell : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Papadatos, Markos (February 19, 2014). "Review: Cole Swindell charms on eponymous debut studio album". Digital Journal. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Owens, Kimberly (February 14, 2014). "ALBUM REVIEW: Cole Swindell "Cole Swindell"". Got Country Online. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Gamboa, Glenn (February 13, 2014). "Cole Swindell's self-titled debut album review: Set for country stardom". Newsday. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (February 14, 2014). "Album Review: Cole Swindell - Cole Swindell". Roughstock. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Mansfield, Brian (February 17, 2014). "Listen Up: Other notable releases". USA Today. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 26, 2014). "Country Album Chart News: The Week of February 26, 2014: Cole Swindell's Big Debut, Eric Church Still #1; Info on Scotty, Hunter, Carrie & Taylor's Latest Albums". Roughstock. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ Paul Grein (February 26, 2014). "A New Low for "American Idol"". Yahoo Music. 
  11. ^ Matt Bjorke (September 3, 2014). "Country Album Sales Report – September 3, 2014". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
  12. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Cole Swindell. Prometheus Global Media.
  13. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Cole Swindell. Prometheus Global Media.
  14. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Country Albums for Cole Swindell. Prometheus Global Media.
  15. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 18, 2014.