NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 28, 2023) – Multi-Platinum selling superstar Cole Swindell releases his deluxe album, Stereotype Broken TODAY as well as the highly anticipated focus track and live show favorite, “Sad Ass Country Song.” The tongue-in-cheek heartbreak song follows his most recent digital track release “Broken” and his current rising single “Drinkaby.” Written by Swindell, Josh Miller, Matt Dragstrem and his long-time friend/ guitar player/bandmate Joel Hutsell, “Sad Ass Country Song” has quickly become a fan favorite on the road. Stereotype Broken and “Sad Ass Country Song” are available at all digital retailers.
“I have always been a fan of sad country songs, and that’s kind of how this song came to be,”
“We were sitting around talking about wanting to write a sad ass country song and I said, ‘Why don’t we just call it ‘Sad Ass Country Song.’COLE sWINDELL
“Being able to finish this project with a song written with one of my best friends and bandmate since day one – Joel Hutsell is extra special. Josh Miller and Matt Dragstrem are two of the best in town and I’m so proud to have them on it too. Thanks to Zach Crowell for making sure the production was perfect. This song is high on my list of favorites from Stereotype Broken.”
Swindell releases this deluxe album on the heels of winning Country Song of the Year for “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” at the recent iHeart Music Awards and earning a pair of nominations at last month’s CMT Music Awards. Just last week he received FIVE nominations for the upcoming 58th Academy of Country Music Awards for “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” as well as “She Had Me At Carolina [Remix],” which both appear on Stereotype Broken.
Swindell is scheduled to perform on the 58th ACM Awards, hosted by country music icons Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks. The ACM Awards will stream live for a global audience across 240+ territories exclusively on Prime Video on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. CDT/4 p.m. PDT from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The full rebroadcast will stream the next day for free on Amazon Freevee.
SWINDELL IS NOMINATED FOR THE FOLLOWING FOUR ACM AWARDS
- Single of the Year “She Had Me At Heads Carolina”
- Song of the Year (Artist, Songwriter) “She Had Me At Heads Carolina”
- Visual Media of the Year “She Had Me At Heads Carolina”
- Music Event of the Year “She Had Me At Heads Carolina [Remix]” – with Jo Dee Messina (her first nomination in 22 years)
The Georgia native’s current single, “Drinkaby,” was released to radio in January and is sitting inside the Top 30 on the country singles charts. “Drinkaby,” written by Jon Pardi, Jordan Schmidt, HARDY and Hunter Phelps, follows three Platinum-certified, multi-week No. 1 singles from his fourth album Stereotype: “Never Say Never” featuring Lainey Wilson, “Single Saturday Night” and, most recently, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” which remained in the Top 5 for 23 consecutive weeks.
The chart-topping country superstar will join Thomas Rhett starting next week on the Home Team Tour in 2023 and will headline his own Twelve Tour beginning in October.
For complete information and upcoming tour dates, sign up for the Down Home Crew at www.ColeSwindell.com.
About Cole Swindell:
Country music superstar Cole Swindell released his fourth studio album, Stereotype, to massive success. The project charted three back-to-back, Platinum-certified, multi-week No. 1 hits: “Single Saturday Night,” “Never Say Never” (with Lainey Wilson) and, most recently, his five-week chart-topper “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” which has garnered five ACM Award nominations and a iHeart Music Award for Country Song of the Year. In 2022 Swindell spent a total of 27 weeks in the Top 5 of the country singles chart with “Never Say Never” (8 weeks) and “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” (21 weeks). He released a special duet remix of his smash “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” featuring Jo Dee Messina which is included on his new deluxe album Stereotype Broken, which also includes his current rising single “Drinkaby.” In the 10 years since his debut on Warner Music Nashville, Swindell has racked up an impressive 12 No. 1 singles as an artist – 13 as a songwriter – as well as 12 certified Platinum singles (one single at 3x Platinum and four at 2x Platinum), a Platinum-certified debut album (Cole Swindell), a Platinum-certified sophomore effort (You Should Be Here) and a Gold-certified third entry (All Of It). The Georgia hitmaker has over 5.2 BILLION global career streams. His massive, GRAMMY-nominated hit “Break Up In The End” was named the 2019 NSAI Song of the Year. Swindell earned two nominations (Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year) for “Never Say Never” at the 56th CMA Awards. Swindell officially became a headliner on his own in 2018 with his Reason To Drink Tours, and his 2022 Back Down To The Bar Tour. He will join Thomas Rhett on the Home Team Tour this summer 2023 and will again headline this fall on his Twelve Tour.