Country music chart-topper Cole Swindell will bring his “Down to Earth” tour to Five Flags Center on Thursday, October 8, marking the Georgia native’s first visit to Dubuque. The show features special guests Hardy and Trea Landon.
Swindell’s began his music career as a songwriter, penning hits for Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery, and Florida Georgia Line. He stepped out on his own in 2013, when he independently released his debut single “Chillin’ It.” “Chillin’ It” was a crossover hit , not only topping Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, but also reaching the Top 30 of the publication’s pop chart.
Swindell followed up that success with the release of his self-titled debut LP in early 2014. The disc was pushed to platinum certification by a string of additional hit singles, including two Country Airplay chart-toppers: “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” and “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey.”
Swindell’s subsequent releases have also found their way to the top of the charts, with nine of his singles reaching the #1 or #2 position on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Swindell was also named the New Artist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music at its annual awards in 2015, and received a nomination for a similar award from the County Music Association.
Swindell will be joined a pair of rising country singers. Hardy released his debut album “Hixtape, Vol. 1” this past September and his debut single, “Rednecker,” has already moved into the Top 30 of both Billboard’s Country and Country Airplay charts. Meanwhile, Trea Landon is currently developing a following online and through his live shows. He’s toured with the likes of Luke Combs and Riley Green and has more than 200,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, where he’s been featured on the “New Boots” and “New Music Nashville” playlists.