ACM New Artist of the Year Nominee Cole Swindell

April 10, 2015 5:11 PM

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ACM New Artist of the Year Nominee Cole Swindell

There's no denying that Cole Swindell is on a roll. In the past six weeks alone, the Georgia native charted his third consecutive number-one single at country radio, was nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award for New Artist of the Year, and has played live for almost 200,000 fans between his supporting slot on Jason Aldean's 2015 Burn it Down Tour and strategic headlining gigs like his appearance at Cumulus Radio's NASH BASH in New York City. But despite the whirlwind success, Swindell swears he is "just a normal dude from Georgia who wants to write and sing about stuff that people can relate to, and help 'em through it if they need."

Fans are undoubtedly relating, buying more than 350,000 copies of his self-titled debut album since its release last year and downloading close to 3 million tracks, including Platinum-certified "Chillin' It" and Gold-certified "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight" and "You Ain't Worth the Whiskey." The mult...

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