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article imageReview: Cole Swindell phenomenal at Terminal 5 in New York City Special

By Markos Papadatos     Nov 10, 2016 in Music
New York - Country star Cole Swindell headlined his "Down Home Sessions" tour at Terminal 5 in New York City, which was presented by "CMT on Tour."
Radio personalities Jesse Addy and Shila from NASH FM 94.7 made the opening remarks, where they welcome the Terminal 5 crowd to Cole Swindell's "CMT on Tour" show. They praised Jon Langston for being a "great" opener for Swindell.
After a siren's introduction, Swindell and his band kicked off their set with "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," as yellow and purple laser lights dimmed from the stage. "I wanna hear what you've got," he said. It was followed by the spitfire yet rocking "Wildlife," which was off his newest Down Home Sessions III EP. "It's going to be wild tonight," Swindell told his New York audience.
Swindell shared that this tour is for the fans, and he took off his jacket to sing the fun and sassy "Brought to You by Beer." He went on to apologize to anybody who has to wake up early to go to work the next day. "We've got any country music fans in here?" he asked.
He joked that the following song is for the people that have been calling his cell phone lately, thus implying that he was going to sing "You've Got My Number" for them. Swindell took his fans on a trip down memory lane to his breakthrough hit "Chillin' It." "This is the song that got it all started for me," he said, graciously. "Thank you all for giving me a chance."
Swindell introduced the new tune "Chevrolet DJ" off his EP, which was inspired to be recorded by the fans. "How ya'll been?" he asked. "Everybody good? Tonight's about having fun."
He hinted that next year he will be touring with country singer Dierks Bentley, so he will be afforded to sing "Flatliner" with him as a duet. Tonight, at Terminal 5, we got Swindell's solo version of the toe-stomping "Flatliner," which he dedicated to the ladies in the crowd.
Swindell showcased his Georgia roots by sporting an Alan Jackson T-shirt which had the song title "Don't Rock the Jukebox" written on the back. He continued with his latest single "Middle of a Memory," which is the No. 1 country song in America this week, and equally impressive was his rendition of his No. 1 single "Ain't Worth the Whiskey."
For his encore, he returned to sing his melancholic, chart-topping ballad "You Should Be Here," and closed on a fun note with the upbeat "Let Me See Ya Girl."
"This was my first-ever country-western concert," said Susan Grella, fan and attendee. "It was so cool. Cole Swindell reminds me of an Englishman. His songs are lovely and meaningful."
The Verdict
Overall, Cole Swindell did a sensational job performing at Terminal 5 in New York City for "CMT on Tour." With a live performance of this caliber, he deserves to be nominated for "Male Vocalist of the Year" at next year's Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association (CMA) awards. He is tremendously talented, as an artist and person. His live show at Terminal 5 earned five out of five stars. Congratulations Cole.
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