Cole Swindell may be a relatively new artist, but the singer-songwriter is making a huge name for himself. In fact, his first two singles became No. 1 hits, and he's thanking his fans for helping him with the release of the 'Down Home Sessions' EP.

Swindell stopped by the Taste of Country Nights studio to chat with host Sam Alex about how fortunate he's been in music so far. He says he's constantly having to pinch himself to know that this is real.

“I’m on permanent pinch mode, dude,” he tells Alex. “Getting to debut your first single as a No. 1 song then your next one going No. 1 ... I’m so excited to have a brand new one out now. It’s just ... so much has changed now over the past year, you know, for the good for me. I’m just so thankful that I have this much support this early in my career, man."

Adds the singer, "It’s been a great year so far."

Swindell's newest single is 'Ain't Worth the Whiskey,' a fun song that reminds listeners a breakup really isn't worth wasting your good liquor. The song doesn't appear on the five-track EP, which is out now, but that means more room for new songs -- songs that Swindell says are meant for his fans.

“I started my career kinda by writing songs. I felt like when we were getting to make my album and what songs were gonna make it, I knew we didn’t have enough room to get some of the ones that I really wanted folks to hear," the singer explains. "So the fact that Warner supported me and let me put some music out for the fans kind of as a thank you for supporting me this far ... I’ll be touring some clubs around the country, the Down Home Tour, so we named it the ‘Down Home Sessions.’”

Swindell's tour is already underway, with dates through mid-December.

Sam Alex is the host of Taste of Country Nights radio, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 60 Townsquare Media Group stations nationwide.

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