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Swindell debuts

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – Cole Swindell releases his self-titled debut today with the big hit "Chillin' It." The Georgian has enjoyed success as a songwriter, penning Craig Campbell's "Outta My Head," Thomas Rhett's "Get Me Some of That," co-writing the Florida Georgia Line hit "This is How We Roll" with Luke Bryan and also writing nine songs cut by Bryan.

Ralph Stanley has had a decades-long long career in bluegrass, which included having son Ralph Stanley II in his band. But the two are co-billed on "Side By side," which contains classics and songs of theirs.

Lydia Loveless, a singer from Oho is out with her third release on Bloodshot, "Somewhere Else." Loveless released an EP last year.

Will Kimbrough, who has produced Rodney Crowell, Todd Snider and Kim Richey, is out with "Sideshow Love." He produced the dozen songs with David Henry. Kimbrough has said the disc was a tribute to the late J.J. Cale. This is Kimbrough's first release since 2009's "Wings."

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CD review - All of It Cole Swindell's" All Of It" is a little different from many of contemporary artists' current releases in that there is a whole lot of country - thematically anyway - in it. The 40-plus minutes are all about drinking, regret, appreciation of people who matter and breakups. It starts off with a bang with the up-tempo rocker "Love You Too Late." The best track is its most poignant song penned by Jessi Alexander and Chase McGill, "Dad's Old Number," ...
CD review - Down Home Sessions EP Upon first glance at the track list of Cole Swindell's fourth installment of the "Down Home Sessions" series, one may get the impression that it is a covers EP. It features several chart toppers from other artists, including Luke Bryan's "Roller Coaster" and Thomas Rhett's "Get Me Some Of That." Swindell has 10 number 1 singles as a songwriter to his name had a hand in penning both all five songs, so technically, it's original material. ...
CD review - Down Home Sessions III Cole Swindell's third installment of the "Down Home Sessions" EP series is a relatable five-track thread that feels like bro country light; There's plenty of beer and bars, but only one truck song ("Chevrolet DJ"), and the narrative thread including failed pickup lines, first date jitters and jealousy can be interpreted as applicable to one girl and the early stages of a relationship rather than the gaggle. That being said, the overall texture is pop laden, ...

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