It’s a new era for Cole Swindell.
The beloved country artist is bringing listeners back to the reason he fell in love with country music in the first place. An introductory piece to his forthcoming fifth studio album, “3 Feet Tall” divulges an emotional component of the singer’s childhood during the time his parents – Carol Rainey and William Swindell, divorced. At just 11 years old, he reminisces when his parents signed the dotted line and finalized the divorce.
Co-written by Trey Lewis, Trannie Anderson and Jordan Walker, the song confesses the emotions of the child growing up in a broken home and wrestling with the feelings that they may have been the cause. He sings, “We took a ride up a golden elevator/ They both cried as they signed a stack of papers/ Mom got the car, Dad got the truck/ I got a Happy Meal and a baseball/ I didn’t get it ’til we got home and all his stuff was in a U-Haul. “He pushed me for a while in the swing/ Kissed my head and said, ‘See you next week.'”
Swindell shares on his Instagram page, “I can’t believe the 1st song from Album 5 is finally out. Songs like these are why I fell in love with country music in the first place. For all of you out there that have lived it in any way, I’m here for you. I’ve been there too. Music is so powerful and I feel like this song is just special. I hope it hits a few of you out there like it does me. Love y’all. Cole.”
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Aside from Cole Swindell, more of today’s favorite country music artists released music that we love that we HAD to include in this week’s New Music Friday playlist (December 1) Corey Kent, Chayce Beckham, Laci Kaye Booth, Cody Jinks, Niko Moon, Chase Bryant, Luke Grimes, Meg McRee, Drew Green, Dillon Carmichael, Eric Paslay, The Castellows and Dylan Scott.
To top it off, one of our favorite newcomers Matt Schuster delivered a heartfelt new single “Left Me In The Dusk.” Written by Lori McKenna and Jordan Reynolds, the song touches on the ending of relationship. Pop songstress Lana Del Rey put her spin on on John Denvers‘ “Take Me Home, Country Roads” following her ninth studio album, Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd.
After listening to all of this week’s wonderful releases, the Celeb Secrets Country gals rounded up our favorites to create a playlist of our favorites.
Keep scrolling to our picks, and be sure to let us know which track you like the best by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post, or by sending us a tweet at @CS_Country.
Cole Swindell – “3 Feet Tall”
Koe Wetzel – “Please Come Home For Christmas”
Corey Kent – “Southern Oklahoma Pines”
Chayce Beckham – “This Ol’ Rodeo”
Laci Kaye Booth – “Cigarettes”
Cody Jinks – “Sober Thing”
Niko Moon – “FALLING FOR YOU”
Chase Bryant – “I Still Do”
Luke Grimes – “Clay Pigeons”
Meg McRee – “Think About It”
Drew Green – “Lotta Bit of You”
Dillon Carmichael – “Where I Grew Up”
Eric Paslay – “Everything With You”
The Castellows – “Hurricane”
Love and Theft – “Batman and Robin”