Cole Swindell is preparing to become one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. The country musician began his career in 2010 and broke into the mainstream in 2013 thanks to the success of his single Chillin’ It, which climbed to number 2 in the US charts. The success of the following records earned him the “New Artist of the Year” award from the Academy of Country Music in April 2015. Cole Swindell’s career continues to grow day by day, and many have taken an interest in the cowboy. Here are some facts you would like to know about him.
Cole Swindell’s Bio (Age)
The country music star was born on June 30, 1983, and was given the full name Colden Rainey Swindell. Although his birthplace was Bronwood, Georgia, Cole grew up in Bronwood, Georgia, where he attended Terrell Academy. After graduating high school, Swindell went to Georgia Southern University.
In college, he joined the Sigma Chi Brotherhood and became friends with country star Luke Bryan, who had been a part of the same fraternity a few years earlier when he was in school.
Bryan and his band Neyami Road had returned to the fraternity house to play a show when Cole, after seeing them, was inspired to develop his musical skills. He began a relationship with Bryan that would lead to a long-term bromance. Cole graduated with a degree in marketing, then moved to Nashville, and spent the next three years selling merchandise for Luke Bryan, whose career developed rapidly.
While working on Bryan’s touring team, Cole began writing his own songs. By 2010, he had developed enough to sign a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. He then began writing songs for Luke Bryan as well as other country stars such as Craig Campbell, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, and Chris Young.
Three years later, in 2013, Cole Swindell signed a record deal with Warner Music Nashville following the huge success of his independently released debut single Chillin’ It. His debut album of the same name was released in February 2014 to great acclaim. He played as the support act for Luke Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night tour and quickly gained wider recognition. His third studio album All of It was released in August 2018.
Cole Swindell grew up in a small family in Bronwood, Georgia, which included his parents William Keith Swindell and Betty Carol Rainey, and two brothers.
Unfortunately, an unexpected tragedy struck the Swindells on September 2, 2013, when their father William Keith Swindell died at the age of 65. Cole’s father was working on a truck when it accidentally fell on him. The tragedy couldn’t have come at a worse time, as it was at this time that Cole began to succeed with his music career.
His father’s death occurred exactly 6 weeks after he called him to inform him about his record deal with Warner Music Nashville. It was a happy moment for the family, recorded on tape by one of Cole’s friends.
In December 2015, about two years after his father’s death, Cole released the song “You Should Be Here”, in which he described how he wished his father were alive to share his musical successes with him. He wrote the song together with Ashley Gorley.
The video for the song started with the old video that his friend recorded when he told his father about his new record deal. It ended with Cole and his brothers sobbing at their father’s gravestone. Swindell revealed that it was one of the hardest videos he had ever made.
He again honored his father with the 2018 single “Dad’s Old Number”.
Married, Wife, Girlfriend
Since his rise to celebrity status, Cole Swindell has kept his love life very private. However, after the release of his song “Break up in the End”, which touched on the ups and downs of romantic relationships, Swindell revealed in an interview that although he had not written the lyrics to the song, he had learned what the song was about. In August 2018, he told People Magazine that he had had relationships in the past, but was single at the time and focused on his album, hoping to find the perfect one soon.
Cole Swindell is of an average height standing at about 5 feet 10 inches tall, which is about 1.78 m. He has light brown hair and green eyes.