Cole Swindell Biography

This Country Singer Is "Chillin' It"

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Cole Swindell - 'Cole Swindell' (2014). Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Records

Now a very popular country singer, Cole Swindell has taken the country music genre by storm. This biography of Cole Swindell can give you a little more information about the singer.

Swindell was born in Bronwood, Georgia. He moved to Nashville where he ran the merchandise for a major country music star -- and fellow frat brother -- Luke Bryan. In 2010, he signed a publishing deal and worked as a songwriter.

In 2013, he signed a deal with Warner Bros. Records, which released his major-label debut "Cole Swindell in 2014. The album's lead-off single "Chillin' It" topped out at #1 on the ​country music charts.

Cole Swindell Rises 

"I was just a big fan of his music and very influenced by his songs," Swindell said in a 2014 interview. "I ultimately moved to Nashville and I was applying downtown trying to find a job to pay the bills and [Luke Bryan] happened to need a merch guy so, man, I didn't plan it like that, but getting to learn from a new artist at that point and now he's one of the biggest stars out there… it’s pretty cool to say I went from merchandise to having my own merchandise now, so it's pretty crazy."

Meet the Songwriter Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell wrote songs for a variety of other artists before making his solo debut. Here are a few of them.

  • Luke Bryan - "Beer in the Headlights"
  • Luke Bryan - "I'm Hungover"
  • Luke Bryan - "I'm in Love with the Girl"
  • Luke Bryan - "Just a Sip"
  • Luke Bryan - "Love in a College Town"
  • Luke Bryan - "Out Like That"
  • Luke Bryan - "Roller Coaster"
  • Luke Bryan - "Shake the Sand"
  • Luke Bryan - "Shore Thing"
  • Craig Campbell - "Outta My Head"
  • Florida Georgia Line - "This Is How We Roll"
  • Scotty McCreery - "Water Tower Town" 

Fun Facts About Cole Swindell

  • He was born as Colden Rainey "Cole" Swindell in 1983.
  • In addition to Luke Bryan, his other musical influences include Randy Travis and Garth Brooks. He has toured with Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney.
  • He does not have any tattoos and does not smoke.
  • Swindell has had six releases: "Chillin' It," "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," "You Ain't Worth the Whiskey," "Let Me See Ya Girl," "You Should Be Here," and "Middle of a Memory." His song, "Flatliner," which was written with Dierks Bentley, was released in 2017. Many other songs have hit the charts.
  • He has two brothers. In 2013, his father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 65.
  • ACM named him New Artist of The Year.
  • He is a fan of Atlanta sports.
  • Swindell has a sweet tooth, and loves Ben and Jerry's Red Velvet ice cream.