Cole Swindell

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Cole Swindell
Birth name Colden Rainey Swindell
Born (1983-06-30) June 30, 1983 (age 33)
Glennville, Georgia, USA
Origin Bronwood, Georgia
Genres Country
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2013–present
Labels Warner Bros. Nashville
Associated acts
Website coleswindell.com

Colden Rainey "Cole" Swindell (born June 30, 1983)[1] is an American country music singer and songwriter. Swindell has written singles for Craig Campbell, Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery, and Luke Bryan, and has released two albums for Warner Bros. Records Nashville. He has released six singles: "Chillin' It", "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight", "Ain't Worth the Whiskey", "Let Me See Ya Girl" "You Should Be Here" and "Middle of a Memory", all of which have charted in the top 5 of Hot Country Songs and/or Country Airplay.

Early life[edit]

His parents are William Keith Swindell and Betty Carol Rainey. His father died unexpectedly on September 2, 2013 at 65.[2] He grew up in Bronwood, Georgia, and has two brothers.[2]

Swindell attended Georgia Southern University, where he majored in marketing.[3] He met Luke Bryan, who attended the same university some years earlier and was also a fellow Sigma Chi member,[4] at the fraternity house when Bryan came back to Statesboro to do a show. They kept in touch, and after Swindell left college in 2007 and moved to Nashville, he sold merchandise for Bryan for three years, and wrote songs on the road.[5]

Music career[edit]

Songwriting[edit]

In 2010, Swindell signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Cole Swindell wrote Craig Campbell's "Outta My Head";[6] 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".

2013–15: Cole Swindell[edit]

In 2013, after his independently released debut single "Chillin' It" was played heavily by satellite radio channel "The Highway" on SiriusXM, the song began to climb the charts,[7] Swindell signed a record deal with Warner Music Nashville. The song was produced by Jody Stevens, who is the son of Luke Bryan's producer, Jeff Stevens,[8] and was formerly one-half of the duo Fast Ryde. The recording of "Chillin' It" was a demo consisting of Swindell's vocals and Stevens performing all instrumentation, and it was sent to radio before it had been mastered.[8]

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.

On November 17, 2014, Swindell released a five-song digital EP titled The Down Home Sessions. The EP release coincides with his headlining tour of the same name.[11]

Swindell won the ACM New Artist of the Year Award in April 2015.[12]

2015–present: You Should Be Here[edit]

The album's first single, "You Should Be Here" was released to country radio on December 14, 2015. It was written with Ashley Gorley. It reached at number one on the Country Airplay & Hot Country Songs in April 2016. The album's second single, "Middle of a Memory" released to country radio on May 2, 2016. It reached at number one on the Country Airplay in November 2016. The album's third single, "Flatliner" (with Dierks Bentley) released to country radio on January 23, 2017.

Swindell also released a music video for the song which featured a video of him telling his father he received a record contract and subsequent montages of Cole and his brothers grieving outside of the family home and at their father's grave. The video also shows images of Swindell's rising popularity while clearly conveying that he wanted to be able to see his father and share this fame experience with him.[13]

Tours[edit]

Headlining
  • What The Hell Tour with Dierks Bentley
  • The Down Home Tour[14]
Supporting

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US Country
[15]
US
[16]
AUS
[17]
CAN
[18]
Cole Swindell 2 3 4
You Should Be Here
  • Release date: May 6, 2016[22]
  • Label: Warner Bros. Nashville
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 6 52 10
"—" denotes albums that did not chart or was not released in the territory

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[15]
US
[16]
CAN
[18]
Down Home Sessions[11] 8 36
Down Home Sessions II
  • Release date: November 6, 2015
  • Label: Warner Bros. Nashville
  • Formats: Digital download
11 43 74
Down Home Sessions III[27]
  • Release date: October 28, 2016[28]
  • Label: Warner Bros. Nashville
  • Formats: Digital download
5 36 71
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
US Hot Country
[30]
US Country Airplay
[31]
US
[32]
CAN Country
[33]
CAN
[34]
2013 "Chillin' It" 1 2 28 5 38 Cole Swindell
2014 "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight" 7 1 50 6 74
"Ain't Worth the Whiskey" 3 1 43 10 62
2015 "Let Me See Ya Girl" 9 2 59 8 99
"You Should Be Here" 1 1 31 3 67 You Should Be Here
2016 "Middle of a Memory" 3 1 46 3 81
2017 "Flatliner" 12 13 72
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Sales Album
US Country
[30]
US CAN
[34]
2014 "Hey Y'all" 93 Cole Swindell
2015 "Should've Ran After You" 27 [A] Down Home Sessions II
2016 "Stars" 41 You Should Be Here
"Remember Boys" 27
"Broke Down" 28
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2013 "Chillin' It"[55] Michael Monaco, Shaun Silva
2014 "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight"[56] Peter Zavadil
2015 "Ain't Worth the Whiskey"[57] Michael Monaco
"Let Me See Ya Girl"[58]
"You Should Be Here"[59]
2016 "Middle of a Memory"[60]
2017 "Flatiner" (with Dierks Bentley)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient/Work Result Ref
2014 CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year "Chillin’ It" Nominated [61]
2015 Academy of Country Music Awards New Artist of the Year Cole Swindell Won [62]
2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Artist Nominated [63]
2016 Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year Nominated [64]
2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of the Year "You Should Be Here" Nominated [65]
Best Lyrics Nominated
CMT Music Awards Video of the Year "Middle of a Memory" Nominated [66]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Should've Ran After You" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[52]

References[edit]

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  12. ^ Swindell Talks ACMs Best New Artist Award: 'I Never Want to Let It Go' ET Online. 19 April 2015.
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  40. ^ Matt Bjorke (October 22, 2014). "The Top 30 Digital Singles: October 22, 2014". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
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  43. ^ Matt Bjorke (May 28, 2015). "Country Music’s Top 30 Digital Singles: Week of May 27, 2015".  Sales figure given here
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