Get ready ladies and gents— Cole Swindell’s third studio album is in the works! While currently untitled, this new project will follow Cole’s most notable work to date, his 2016 album You Should Be Here. That album spawned the singles “You Should Be Here”, “Middle of a Memory”, “Flatliner”, and “Stay Downtown.”
“I remember when I finished ‘You Should Be Here’ just how I couldn’t even imagine ever making another album. I was just like ‘this is as good as I can do,’” Swindell recently confessed to multiple media outlets. The rising country music star promises that his latest record will be a blend of fun-loving songs and moving numbers like his emotional smash hit “You Should Be Here.”
The bittersweet track was dedicated to the Georgia native’s late father and struck a chord with many country music fans.
“There’s songs that are going to mean a lot to people on here I think, a lot to me. I just think it’s a good mixture, songs I wrote that I believe in and then songs that I wish I would’ve written,” Cole shared. “I’ve got songs on there that I’ve written that I love, but there’s some also that I didn’t that I’m honored to even have a chance to record. Some of them…they’re just going to rip your heart out. I think it’s got a good mix.”
Artists evolve over the course of their career and Cole admits that he has become more comfortable tapping into the emotional side of his music. While everyone loves an upbeat party anthem, sometimes it is the heartbreakingly beautiful ones that mean the most.
On February 15th, Swindell’s Reason to Drink Tour will commence in Allentown, Pennsylvania. From February to April, he will headline nearly 20 shows in 15 different states with opening acts Chris Janson and Lauren Alaina joining him on the road.
“I had to find opening acts, and it’s tough in this spot,” Swindell told The Boot. “If ‘I’m a new artist, I’m going with the biggest name there is. I’m at this spot where I’m headlining, but I’m not up there with some of those guys yet … I couldn’t be more happy with the lineup. I think to have Chris, who puts on one of the best shows, live shows, I’ve ever seen out there, and Lauren Alaina is one of my favorites — I think it’s going to be a cool lineup and a lot of fun.”
Reason to Drink Tour Dates:
Feb 15 – PPL Center – Allentown, Pennsylvania
Feb 16 – SNHU Arena – Manchester, New Hampshire
Feb 17 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, Connecticut
Feb 22 – Swiftel Center – Brookings, South Dakota
Feb 23 – Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center – Madison, Wisconsin
Feb 24 – Mizzou Arena – Columbia, Missouri
Mar 2 – Giant Center – Hershey, Pennsylvania
Mar 3 – Ryan Center – Kingston, Rhode Island
Mar 8 – Asheville Civic Center – Asheville, North Carolina
Mar 9 – Crown Coliseum – Fayetteville, North Carolina
Mar 10 – Colonial Life Arena – Columbia, South Carolina
Mar 15 – Dow Event Center – Saginaw, Michigan
Mar 16 – Wings Event Center – Kalamazoo, Michigan
Mar 17 – Grossinger Motors Arena – Bloomington, Illinois
Mar 22 – Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, West Virginia
Mar 23 – Berglund Center – Roanoke, Virginia
Mar 24 – Arena – Corbin, Kentucky
Apr 6 – Summit at Pechango Casino – Temecula, California
Apr 7 – Greek Theater – Los Angeles, California
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