Today, country hitmaker Cole Swindell releases the new track “Down To Earth,” from his upcoming Down Home Sessions V EP.
Swindell celebrated the release of the song with a heartfelt social media post revealing that today marks his 12th anniversary of living in Nashville and that it’s also his late father’s birthday.
“On this day, 12 years ago, I moved to Nashville,” he began. “It was my Dad’s birthday, record-breaking heat wave, and my 3 favorite artists (Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, & Eric Church) were all playing a pub crawl on Demonbreun St. I was so nervous because I had NO clue if I’d ever be good enough at writing songs or singing them to make a living. I was also excited because I knew no matter what happened I absolutely HAD to be AROUND the music business…around the songs. I just wanted a shot to make other people feel the way I did when I heard music that I loved.”
He continued, “Everyone has their own path and ALL of you have certainly made a huge impact on mine. 3 albums & (in the middle of) 5 EPs later… here we are. August 23rd. I’d say it’s a pretty special day to put out a new song.. it was honestly supposed to be out last Friday but I was told that plans had changed and when I heard the new release date…I just smiled. Things like that don’t just happen. Happy Birthday, Pops! Gonna be a good night here in California. Love y’all!”
Comments poured in on the post, with many fans wishing Swindell’s father a happy birthday in heaven.
Swindell announced the release of Down Home Sessions V earlier this year, revealing plans to release one song a month until the release of the full EP. The Georgia native has released one Down Home Sessions EP a year in the five years since signing his record deal with Warner Music Nashville. He uses the EPs to offer fans new music in between albums.