Regarding his song “Break Up in the End,” Swindell said, “It’s the lead single of my third album. It’s a very special song. The first time I heard it, I knew I had to record it. It touched me and it really hit me. I am just thankful that it is doing so well.”
On the song selection approach for his latest album, All of It, Swindell said, “I am a songwriter first. I am getting my hands on songs that other people have written but I wish I would have written. Early on in my career, I had to write everything. In this album, I wrote half of the songs, the other half I didn’t. If you listen to this album, you would think I wrote all of them. I need to give credit to the songwriters because they are so important.”
Swindell added, “Literally, the album’s title says it all. This album has the happy, the sad, the party tunes and the break-ups. It has a little bit of everything for everybody. I hope the fans can listen tracks No. 1 to 12 without skipping any of them.”
While he loves all of the songs on the new album, Swindell listed the closing tune “Dad’s Old Number” as his personal favorite.
Each day, Swindell is motivated by his fans and the “people that love” what he does. “I know exactly what it’s like to be a fan of somebody’s music,” he admitted. “Now, I have people that tell me that they like my music. It’s the craziest thing that I could ever imagine. The fans are the reason that I keep doing this.”
On September 23, Swindell will be performing at the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville, New York, on Long Island. “I am excited to get back up there. We love the New York area,” he said. “There will be a lot of energy, and it will be a special night.”
Swindell shared that he is excited to go on tour with fellow country artists Dustin Lynch and Lauren Alaina next month. “Dustin has been a buddy of mine for a while, and it is great to go on tour together,” he said.
Speaking of Alaina, Swindell listed her as his dream female duet choice, along with Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini.
Digital transformation of the country music business
On the impact of technology of the country music business, Swindell said, “It’s a different world. Pretty soon, sadly, I won’t be able to go into a store to buy my album. It’s a crazy world, but technology makes things easier for everybody. I would like to make sure that songwriters get paid fairly, and that’s all I care about. There are so many ways to get your hands on music these days. I just want the people to listen.”
For Swindell, success means contentment in life. “I can’t imagine not getting to do what I love: being on stage and writing songs,” he said.