Cole Swindell Remembers The Day He Moved To Nashville In Heartfelt Post

Today, country hitmaker Cole Swindell releases the new track “Down To Earth,” from his upcoming Down Home Sessions V EP….


Lauren Jo Black

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August 23, 2019


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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.

Currently, Swindell is on tour with his longtime friend and fellow country superstar, Luke Bryan, on the Sunset Repeat Tour

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.