Cole Swindell

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Cole Swindell
Birth nameColden Rainey Swindell
Born(1983-06-30) June 30, 1983 (age 31)
Glennville, Georgia, USA
OriginBronwood, Georgia
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2013-present
LabelsWarner Bros. Nashville
Associated actsLuke Bryan, Craig Campbell, Florida Georgia Line, Scotty McCreery, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Danielle Bradbery, Chris Young
Websitewww.coleswindell.com
 
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Cole Swindell
Birth nameColden Rainey Swindell
Born(1983-06-30) June 30, 1983 (age 31)
Glennville, Georgia, USA
OriginBronwood, Georgia
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2013-present
LabelsWarner Bros. Nashville
Associated actsLuke Bryan, Craig Campbell, Florida Georgia Line, Scotty McCreery, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Danielle Bradbery, Chris Young
Websitewww.coleswindell.com

Colden Rainey "Cole" Swindell (born June 30, 1983)[1] is an American country music songwriter and recording artist, who is known for his 2013 breakout hit "Chillin' It". He is signed to Warner Bros. Records Nashville.

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 has two brothers and a sister.[2]

History[edit]

He grew up in Bronwood, Georgia and graduated in 2007 from Georgia Southern University, where he majored in marketing. From 2007 to 2010, he sold merchandise for fellow Sigma Chi member Luke Bryan. In 2010, Swindell signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Songwriting career[edit]

Cole Swindell wrote Craig Campbell's "Outta My Head";[3] Luke Bryan's "Just a Sip", "Beer in the Headlights", "Roller Coaster", "Out Like That", "I'm Hungover", "I'm 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".

2013-2014: Cole Swindell[edit]

In 2013, after his independently released debut single "Chillin' It" began to climb the charts,[4] Swindell signed a record deal with Warner Music Nashville. The song was produced by Jody Stevens, who is the son of Bryan's producer, Jeff Stevens,[5] 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.[5]

Swindell released his self-titled debut album on February 18, 2014.[6] 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.[7] "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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
US CountryUSCAN
Cole Swindell234

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsCertificationsSalesAlbum
US Hot CountryUS Country AirplayUSCAN Country
[10]
CAN
2013"Chillin' It"1228538Cole Swindell
2014"Hope You Get Lonely Tonight"7150674
"Ain't Worth the Whiskey"A273910269
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart
positions
Album
US Hot CountryCAN
2014"Let Me See Ya Girl"44Cole Swindell
"Hey Y'all"93
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

YearVideoDirector
2013"Chillin' It"[17]Michael Monaco/Shaun Silva
2014"Hope You Get Lonely Tonight"[18]Peter Zavadil

References[edit]

  1. ^ coleswindell (June 30, 2013). "Happy Birthday to me...". Twitter. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Swindell family (September 4, 2013). "William Swindell Obituary". Savannah Morning News. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ Craig Campbell’s “Outta My Head” Lyric Video - Country Weekly
  4. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Cole Swindell biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Watts, Cindy (12 February 2014). "Father and son producers Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens celebrate No. 1 and No. 2 hits". The Tennesseean. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cole Swindell Rides 'Chillin' It' to Label Deal". Billboard. 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  7. ^ "Luke Bryan Announces 2014 Tour: Lee Brice, Cole Swindell Will Open Shows". CMT. 2013-10-17. 
  8. ^ "Chillin' It" Singer Cole Swindell To Release Debut Album on February 18 | New Country Music, Listen to Songs & Video | Roughstock.com
  9. ^ Matt Bjorke (October 8, 2014). "Country Album Sales Report: October 8, 2014". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
  10. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History – Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ "American singles certifications – Cole Swindell – Chillin%27 It". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  12. ^ "Canadian singles certifications – Cole Swindell – Chillin%27 It". Music Canada. 
  13. ^ Matt Bjorke (April 2, 2014). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - April 2, 2014: Florida Georgia Line #1, Jerrod Niemann & Dierks Bentley Gold, Luke Bryan Leads 6 Near-Gold Singles & Stars". Roughstock. 
  14. ^ "American singles certifications – Cole Swindell – Hope You Get Lonely Tonight". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  15. ^ Matt Bjorke (October 22, 2014). "The Top 30 Digital Singles: October 22, 2014". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
  16. ^ "Going For Adds November 3, 2014". R&R. October 13, 2014. 
  17. ^ "CMT: Videos : Cole Swindell : Chillin' It". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  18. ^ "CMT: Videos : Cole Swindell : Hope You Get Lonely Tonight". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 19, 2014.