Cole Swindell

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/2014
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624939313
  • Catalog Number: 541372
  • Sales rank: 537

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cole Swindell Primary Artist
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Michael Carter Piano, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
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
Technical Credits
Michael Carter Composer, Producer
Brian Kelley Composer
Greg Morrow Loop Programming
Rhett Akins Composer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Shane Minor Composer
Adam Sanders Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
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 Digital Editing, overdub engineer, Vocal Engineer
Cole Swindell Composer
Tyler Hubbard Composer
Aaron Goodvin Composer
Josh Martin Composer
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