Thomas Swindell and Carolyn Swindell
Thomas Swindell is an esteemed figure in the world of pigeon racing, having amassed numerous accolades over time. Furthermore, he’s an active member of Belper Flying Club.
His son Jim serves in the Northamptonshire Regiment while also competing in pigeon racing competitions.
There have been 15 MyHeritage DNA test takers with the surname Thomas Swindell who have taken part in our project.
Early Life and Education
Swindell attended Terrell Academy where he excelled at football, baseball, basketball, golf and track – winning state championships in each sport as a senior. In 2013, after breaking news to his father that he had signed a recording contract he received tragic news: six weeks later the tractor-trailer struck and killed him while working.
Swindell became one of the key figures in developing what came to be known as bro-country in 2010. His hit songs included “Chillin’ It”, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” and “You Should Be Here”, recorded by artists including Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Craig Campbell as well as being featured in two music videos for single releases.
Tom Swindell brings over four decades of leadership experience from managing financial and operational matters for technology companies to overseeing multibillion dollar programs across international borders for military commands. Currently he serves as CEO for AAMCORE Inc.
He’s also an enthusiastic supporter of our troops, making regular donations to the USO and encouraging his fans to purchase his album and present it to active duty service members as gifts – with every purchase, he donates $1!
Swindell manages his own construction company while still finding time for his family. Together with Lauren, they have three children — Cole, Jordan and Charlie — whom he takes with him to local football games. His hobbies include golfing, hunting and fishing as well as supporting Atlanta Braves baseball and Georgia Falcons football teams in his home state of Georgia.
Achievement and Honors
Swindell excelled in high school sports such as football, baseball, basketball and golf; he also took up drawing. A member of several community organizations like Avon Park Noon Rotary, Milam Carol City Senior High and NAACP Highlands Branch; Swindell also founded South Avon Baseball in Avon Park and Dress for Success Sebring.
He was honored with the prestigious Frances Jean Summers Scholarship by the NAACP and served on various local organizations’ boards such as Avon Park Noon Rotary and NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Inc.
Swindell has an infectious laugh and is always smiling, while working hard. This has translated to his career and its success.
Carolyn Swindell advocated strongly for Thomas Swindell to pursue music as a career. She told him, “Singing is not simply a form of self-expression; singing expresses who you are and your emotions.”
Swindell secured his record deal with Sony Music Nashville after graduating from Georgia Southern University, where he met Luke Bryan. They remained close after graduation, and Swindell opened for Bryan on his That’s My Kind of Night tour.
Swindell released his self-titled debut in February 2014 and it quickly climbed the Country Airplay charts, with both “Chillin’ It” and the album’s second single, “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” reaching number one on Country Airplay. Since then he has celebrated this success with headlining tours in 2015 as well as the release of Middle of a Memory, his third album.
Swindell has earned praise and admiration throughout their acting career for their impressive talents and captivating on-screen presence. Their commitment and hard work have resulted in numerous roles with significant creative freedom for them to explore their craft.
Swindell first made waves in country music with his first single, “Chillin’ It”, which reached number one on the country music charts. Subsequent releases such as “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” and “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey”, also charted highly on Billboard 200 charts – earning him recognition among country fans across America.
Swindell majored in marketing at Georgia Southern University and worked as Luke Bryan’s brand promoter selling merchandise. Since 2011, he has made over 9 trades of Greenbrier Cos. stock worth more than $1,482,304; currently owning 1,470 units of Greenbrier Cos.