Cole Swindell Talks Nashville Firsts

What Life Was Like After the Big Move

Everyone knows how Cole Swindell is doing now: he’s about to headline his own tour, he’s been racking up hit songs, and he’s very established in the Nashville scene. But it wasn’t always that way. At one point, his future didn’t look quite this bright.

Because anyone who wants to be in country music eventually has to move to Nashville. Usually, they know no one, they have no place to live, and they are most likely unemployed. And they wouldn’t change a thing about taking that leap of faith. So I asked Swindell what it was like when he first moved to Nashville from Georgia in his mid-20s.

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