Some say Cole Swindell’s music fits into what’s been dubbed “bro country” and, while some artists might not like the tag, he says he’s cool with it.
“They can call it whatever they want,” he tells the Cincinnati Enquirer. “All these songs that talk about trucks, dirt roads and beer, well, if you didn’t grow up in Bronwood, Georgia…that’s not a bunch of crap. That’s what we know, what we grew up doing.” So, labels aside, he’s writing and singing about what he knows about and his life experiences.
Over all, Cole just wants to make great music, and while “bro country” might be the current trend, he says, “If I can bring extra fans to our format and get them looking up old Brooks and Dunn songs, I think it’s all good. People are entitled to their own opinion. I’m not here to bash anybody else’s music.”
He also believes that country music is always evolving and won’t always sound like it does today.