Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell

by Cole Swindell

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Overview

Cole Swindell's first hit single, "Chillin' It," sounds a bit like Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" as performed by Luke Bryan, and there's a reason for that: prior to taking a stab at a recording career, Swindell was a songwriter, penning songs for Bryan, FGL, and Scotty McCreery. He's a behind-the-scenes bro, responsible for crafting the sound and feel of contemporary country, and his eponymous 2014 album demonstrates the attributes of his craft. Swindell knows his way with a hook, whether it's coming up with a clever title ("Ain't Worth the Whiskey," "Brought to You by Beer," "Dozen Roses & a Six-Pack") and worthy hooks along with melodies that escalate nicely, and the production by Michael Carter and Jody Stevens is crisp and clean, designed to fit within the contours of modern radio. The one problem with the record is that Swindell sounds like a songwriter, not a singer. He has a guy-next-door voice that's ingratiating. Nevertheless, the album winds up pleasant enough: it's constructed by pros who know how to get tunes on the radio, so it goes down easy.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/18/2014
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624939313
catalogNumber: 541372
Rank: 5917

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cole Swindell   Primary Artist
Pat Buchanan   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Greg Morrow   Drums
Billy Panda   Acoustic Guitar
Mike Wolofsky   Bass
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Howard Duck   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond B3
Shane Minor   Background Vocals
James Mitchell   Electric Guitar
Josh Matheny   Lap Steel Guitar
Jody Stevens   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Slide Guitar
John Palmieri   Background Vocals
Michael Carter   Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brian Kelley   Composer
Greg Morrow   Loop Programming
Rhett Akins   Composer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Shane Minor   Composer
Adam Sanders   Composer
Chris DeStefano   Composer
Chad Carlson   Engineer
Ashley Gorley   Composer
Jeremy Stover   Composer
Luke Bryan   Composer
Jody Stevens   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Loop Programming
Brandon Kinney   Composer
John Palmieri   overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer
Michael Carter   Composer,Producer
Cole Swindell   Composer
Tyler Hubbard   Composer
Aaron Goodvin   Composer
Josh Martin   Composer

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