Cole Swindell Shares What He Loves Most About Thanksgiving

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Country music sensation Cole Swindell elaborates on his appreciation for the chance to share quality time with his family.

Each of us cherishes a different aspect of Thanksgiving, whether it’s the abundance of food on our plates, cherished family traditions, a break from work, or the excitement of Black Friday shopping. Cole Swindell recently shared his personal highlight of Turkey Day.

What does Cole Swindell love most about Thanksgiving? 

Swindell expressed that his favorite part of the holiday is the opportunity to spend quality time with his family. Given his role as a performing artist, such moments are not always readily available to him.

“We’ve always had a close family, so it’s really the holidays — whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, whatever — is the only time we really all get to be together as a family,” Swindell said, via ABC Audio.

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Due to the frequent touring, recording studio commitments, and other engagements, music artists find little time to unwind with their families. Hence, it’s understandable that this becomes one of Swindell’s preferred elements of the holiday season.

Swindell’s vision of an ideal Thanksgiving isn’t overly intricate. Essentially, it’s the simple pleasures that bring him the greatest joy during this time of the year.

“Just sitting around the table, holding hands saying the blessing, telling stories, it’s just all the things that make Thanksgiving special to me,” Swindell shares.


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Cole Swindell’s Early Career

In 2013, Swindell’s independently released debut single “Chillin’ It,” boosted by heavy airplay on SiriusXM satellite radio channel. The song became a hit and Swindell signed a record deal with Warner Music Nashville. The demo of “Chillin’ It” was sent to radio before it had actually been mastered.

Swindell released his self-titled debut album on February 18, 2014 and won the ACM New Artist of the Year Award in April 2015.

ARLINGTON - APRIL 19: New Artist of the Year Cole Swindell at the 50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, April 19, 2015 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Heather Wines/CBS via Getty Images)
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While many of us delight in indulging in delicious food and relishing a few additional days off from work, it’s difficult to dispute Swindell’s perspective on Thanksgiving. Here’s to being thankful for the little things in life.

Listen to Swindell’s “Chillin’ It” below!