WATCH: Cole Swindell’s New ‘Drinkaby’ Music Video Features High-Energy Performances And A Surprise Guest

The heartbreak anthem continues to climb the charts.


Madeleine O’Connell

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August 14, 2023

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Cole Swindell brings his current Top 10 and rising single “Drinkaby” to life in a new, high-energy music video. 

Directed by Michael Monaco, the video features live footage from a variety of Swindell’s recent performances as an opener on Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour.  Along with the country singer’s enthusiastic on-stage presence, viewers also see fans jumping out of their seats and singing along to every word of the late-night anthem.

Then at the end of a clip, the world-renowned viral sensation clogger, Zeb Ross, makes a surprise appearance. Swindell was captured backstage attempting to learn the dance moves before Ross stepped on stage and stole the show with his unique talent.


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This music video showcases exactly what the multi-platinum-selling superstar was hoping to achieve when he added “Drinkaby” to his current setlist. 

“When I first heard this song I envisioned it being the show opener on the Home Team Tour, and it’s been a blast playing it live,” Swindell shared in a press release. 

“Drinkaby,” was released to radio in January and is currently sitting in the Top 10 on the country singles charts. The popular tune signals a need for a wild night out in an effort to drown every ounce of sorrow from a broken heart. Swindell takes on the role of someone who’s “Sadder than a steel in a country song” and looking to drink until he’s passed out.

“Hush little cowboy, don’t you cry / Bartender’s got you some whiskey on ice / And if that whiskey ain’t a big enough pour / Drink another and another ’til you lay down on the floor / Come on / This is my drinkaby,” he sings in the final verse, concluding the countrified take on a nursery rhyme. 

Written by Jon Pardi, Jordan Schmidt, HARDY and Hunter Phelps, the single appears as one of the three new songs on Swindell’s deluxe album Stereotype Broken, which dropped on April 28.

Cole Swindell – Dinkaby

“My 4th studio album has done so much for us this past year. I felt we had a few more songs that deserved to be part of the project and I can’t wait for y’all to hear them,” he wrote, announcing the expanded project on social media. 

“Drinkaby,” follows on the heels of Swindell’s three Platinum-certified, multi-week No. 1 singles from his fourth album Stereotype – “Never Say Never” featuring Lainey Wilson, “Single Saturday Night” and, most recently, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” which remained in the Top 5 for 23 consecutive weeks.

The hitmaker also recently released “Sad Ass Country Song” from his latest collection. Written by Swindell, Josh Miller, Matt Dragstrem and his long-time friend/ guitar player/bandmate Joel Hutsell, the heartbreak song has quickly become a fan favorite on the road.

Once Cole Swindell wraps up his time on tour with Thomas Rhett with a performance in Nashville, TN on September 29, he will launch his own headlining Twelve Tour in the fall. This stint of shows will launch on October 12 in Fargo, ND, and continue with stops in Cedar Rapids, IA, La Crosse, WI, Pittsburgh, PA, Salem, VA, and more before coming to an end on November 4 at the Forum River Center in Rome, GA. 

Joining Swindell on the road are special guests Nate Smith, Conner Smith, Avery Anna, and Greylan James.

“My fans know 12 is my number… so, here we go… 12 SHOWS. 12 DIFFERENT SETS. We are kicking this off October 12th and I can’t wait to be out on the road with Nate, Conner, Avery Anna and Greylan,” Swindell shared.

For a full list of Cole Swindell’s upcoming tour dates, visit his official website HERE

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.