Bronwood, Georgia's Cole Swindell, a country singer and songwriter who often adds hip-hop touches to his songs, was a member of the same Sigma Chi fraternity at Georgia Southern University as fellow Georgian Luke Bryan, the two often playing shows together, and after Bryan made his move to Nashville, Swindell followed. Six of the songs on Bryan's Spring Break...Here to Party album were written by Swindell; he also contributed songs to albums by Scotty McCreery, Chris Young, and Florida Georgia Line. This success as a songwriter opened up an opportunity to pursue a career as a performer. Swindell released "Chillin' It" independently in 2013 and it generated enough attention to get the singer signed to Warner Nashville by the end of the year. Warner Nashville re-released the single and it made it to number one on the Billboard Country charts on its way to an eventual Gold certification.
Swindell released his self-titled debut on February 18, 2014. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. ~ Steve Leggett
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