William Keith Swindell, born on August 23, 1948, in Savannah, Chatham County, USA, is the father of Cole Swindell, an American country music singer, and songwriter. He was married to Betty Carol Cairney and had three children: Colden Rainey Swindell, Cole Swindell, William Ritchie Swindell, and Brantley Jay Swindell.
William worked as a Communications Engineer for over three decades at the Alltel Telephone Company. He also worked with the US Air Force, where he was a mason and a member of the Philadelphia Lodge.
In his education, he must have gone to an excellent middle school before joining Glennville High School, where he graduated from. Information on the course he did in college has not been disclosed, but he must have been doing an engineering-related course to be able to work as a Communications Engineer.
Judging from the posts of his son Cole Swindell, William Keith Swindell was a great family man. He loved spending time with his sons, even playing the guitar for his son Colden; he was also supportive in that he supported his son Cole in his music career.
His Son Cole Swindell
Cole Swindell is an American Country music singer who has been active in the music industry for nearly two decades. He went to Terrell Academy in Georgia and then joined Georgia Southern University, where he studied Marketing. While in College, William Keith’s son met Luke Bryan, they kept in touch, and he sold merchandise for him at some point.
He started songwriting in 2010, writing Outta My Head, a song by Craig Campbell. Cole also wrote songs for Luke Bryan, a friend he met while in college, some of the songs he wrote for him include; Just a Sip, Beer in the Headlights, Out Like That, and Snake the Sand, among others. He also wrote songs for Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery, Georgia Line, and Chris Young.
The Music Career of Wyatt Keith Swindell’s son
Cole Swindell released his first single, Chillin It, in 2013, a song produced by Jody Stevens, son of Luke Bryan’s producer. On February 18, the following year, Wyatt Keith Swindell’s son released the Cole Swindell album, with Chillin It as the lead single, a song that did well, as it became a top five song on Country Airplay. The other pieces from the album that did well include; Hope You Get Lonely Tonight and Ain’t Worth the Whiskey
In April 2015, Cole Swindell won his first award, the ACM New Artist of the Year Award, hopefully, the first of many more. In 2015 Cole released his second album, You Should Be Here, to remember his father, Wyatt Keith Swindell.
William Keith Swindell died as a result of an accident on September 2013. He was working on a truck, but it, unfortunately, fell on him, killing him. His son Cole Swindell shared the tragic news of his father’s passing on his Instagram page, asking his fans to pray for their family. He was buried at the Glennville City Cemetery on September 5, 2013, an event attended by family members and friends.