So normally when I write about the artists I blog about on here, I listen to their music as I write. Here’s the thing, I looked online for Cole Swindell’s covers and his latest single “chillin it” and instead of writing I found myself dancing in front of the computer and singing aloud, more like screaming, to my own little concert. The video I was watching is of Cole covering “beer in the headlights” originally by Luke Bryan. Dare I say I may like Cole’s version better? I’ve been wanting to write about Cole Swindell for a time now. Country music has been home to me for years, I think I said that before. Anyways, I heard Chillin it on the radio. I instantly loved it. I mean turned up the radio to full blast and jammed out.
I love writing but I am an artists, I paint and draw. As I’m trying to get my artwork out I drew a picture of Cole Swindell and sent it to him. Let me tell you , he is one of the few that has responded considering I wrote to a plethora of people and I truly appreciate that. Enough about me, but I truly believe that this south Georgia boy has a great career ahead of him. He was raised in a town with only one caution light and a pretty miniscule population. He left Bronwood, Georgia with his dreams in his pocket and had just enough experience to take a rocket to his career at Georgia Southern University.
He won the crowd at his university and met in Sigma Chi fellow Luke Bryan. They played local shows and venues around Georgia. In 2007 Cole initially moved to Nashville to pursue his dream of singing.
Luke initially hired him and had him attend his tour selling merchandise. Cole wrote a ton of songs for Luke’s spring break album including: I’m hangover, Love in a college town, and In love with the girl while traveling the road.
After three years of yearning he finally signed to Sony/ ATV music. Chillin it hit airways and shot up the charts. I mean who thought different? Oh and you know those other songs you hear on the radio Outta my head by Craig Campbell or Water tower town by Scotty McCrery? Yup Georgia Boy Cole Swindell wrote those.
It’s unreal what one can conquer when they put their mind to something. Not only is the sky the limit for this small town southern guy but I honestly expect great things to come from Cole. If I haven’t sold you yet, listen to his version of beer in the headlights you won’t be disappointed its raw talent.