Even though he says it seems like he got lucky and has been an overnight success, Cole Swindell says his success has been seven years in the making.
Over that time, he was writing songs and trying to get his music heard any way he could. Looking back, he’s thankful for that time as it helped him grow as a writer and learn how the industry works. “If this would have happened when I moved to Nashville there’s no way I would have been ready,” he tells the Cincinnati Enquirer. “But giving it a couple of years with me being around the business, growing up a little bit, that helped me get ready for everything that’s happened.”
It’s not that Cole doesn’t feel the pressure to continue cranking out hit songs, coming off his number one song “Chillin’ It” and “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” hitting the top 10. “There’s a lot of people expecting things out of me. I want to do good. It’s a good kind of pressure.”