HUNTSVILLE — Cole Swindell will headline the 2014 "White Knuckle Event," Brimstone Recreation announced Friday.
Swindell made waves in 2013 when he burst onto the country music scene as one of the highest-debuting country artists in the history of the Billboard charts. He will be joined Memorial Day weekend at Brimstone by Chase Rice, along with an as-of-yet-to-be-named "special guest," Brimstone Recreation operations manager Erika Schmelter said.
The concerts will be held May 23 and 24, Brimstone said.
Swindell's self-titled debut album peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's U.S. Country charts soon after its release last month, making it the highest-charting debut album for a non-American Idol male artist in Billboard's 58-year history. The album currently sits at No. 3 on the charts.
The first single from that album, "Chillin' It," was a No. 1 hit for Swindell last year and still sits at No. 4 on the charts. His second single, "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," also charted, hitting No. 27 on the Billboard Country charts.
Swindell joined Luke Bryan this year as an opener for Bryan's sold-out concert tour.
A Georgia native, Swindell was a noted songwriter before emerging as an artist.
The 27-year-old Chase Rice is an up-and-comer on the country scene, perhaps best known as a contestant on Survivor: Nicaragua.
While Rice's two studio albums, in 2011 and 2012, did not sell well, he released a six-track extended play last year that reached No. 4 on the U.S. Country charts. His latest single, "Ready, Set, Roll," peaked at No. 27 on the country charts.