Cole Swindell will be disappointed if he left Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots tour without having written some new music with his fellow tour mates, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley and the guys from the Cadillac Three.
Together Swindell, Florida Georgia Line and Cadillac Three front man Jaren Johnston have co-written 26 No. 1 hits for their respective albums and for other artists. Included in the 26 is 2014’s “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” which Swindell co-wrote with Florida Georgia Line. Additionally, all four guys co-wrote the title track for Billy Currington’s latest album Summer Forever.
“They’re always writing,” Swindell says of Florida Georgia Line. “It’s so funny because everybody thinks we’re having a big party out there, and we do have fun. But those guys work so hard. They deserve to be right where they are. I’ve heard their new album, and it’s so good as you can see with all the songs they’re releasing. But I don’t want to waste this whole tour and not write with those guys because we’ve written some of our favorite songs together.”
After the Dig Your Roots tour wraps, the CMT on Tour Presents the Cole Swindell Down Home Tour starts Oct. 26 in Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And the fact that the CMT On Tour was the first major national tour for stadium headliners, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, isn’t lost on him. Being a stadium act is an exclusive club Swindell hopes to join one day.
“It’s a long way off, but I’ll play until I’m headlining them,” Swindell says. “It’s going to take a lot of work and patience getting there. But no matter what kind of day I’m having, when I get to step onstage, everything is alright.”
Swindell releases the Down Home Sessions III EP on Oct. 28. Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots and the Cadillac Three’s Bury Me in My Boots are available now.