Cole Swindell Shares New Single, ‘Ain’t Worth the Whiskey’
Cole Swindell has released his latest single, 'Ain't Worth the Whiskey.' The song, which Swindell wrote with Josh Martin and Adam Sanders, is the third single from his self-titled debut album.
In this clever twist on the usual break-up song, Swindell sings, "But I'll drink to a country song / To another long work week gone / And I'll raise my glass to a long-lost buddy I ain't seen / I might stay for one more round / Or I might close this place down / But don't think for a second I'm out to drown your memory / Baby, you ain't worth the whiskey," in a tempo that hints he's ready to party the night away rather than drown his sorrows.
The Georgia native is in the middle of his first headlining Down Home Tour, after serving as the opening act on Luke Bryan's That's My Kind of Night Tour. It's a fitting end to a busy year for Swindell, which included his first two singles, 'Chillin' It' and 'Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,' soaring to the No. 1 spot on the charts.
“It has been a crazy whirlwind year, and I feel so fortunate that country music fans and country radio has embraced me in such a huge way. It’s what an artist dreams about,” Swindell says. “I’ve been lucky enough to get a jump start performing alongside Luke Bryan in front of massive crowds, and while I wouldn't change anything for the experience I’ve gained so far, I know I still have a lot of work to do on the road.”
The 31-year-old also released his 'Down Home Sessions' EP to correlate with the new tour.
“I’m always writing, and I have lots of songs that I want my fans to hear. As a songwriter that’s what you want, but everything can’t always make it onto your album, so I decided the best way to release this music was to put together the ‘Down Home Sessions’ EP,” he explains. “The start of my Down Home Tour seemed like the perfect time to put this collection together for the fans, not that I need an excuse to thank them for all the support they have given me over the past year.”
Swindell's Down Home Tour will wrap up on Dec. 20. He'll then happily return to being an opening act when he joins Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour, along with Jake Owen and Chase Rice.
Download 'Ain't Worth the Whiskey' here.