Cole Risner has been writing songs since he was 13 years old and hasn’t been able to stop. In Cole’s short time on the Texas scene, he has already left his mark. Sharing the stage with Jack Ingram, Reckless Kelly, Hayes Carll, Radney Foster, American Aquarium, and Chris Knight just to name a few. Playing at legendary venues such as Gruene Hall, Cheatham Street Warehouse, The Granada Theater, Floore's Country Store, and the Larry Joe Taylor Music Fest.
Cole was named the 2017 Larry Joe Taylor Songwriting Showcase winner. He has also been a two-time finalist in the Shiner Rising Star Competition, a semi-finalist in the Rusty Weir Competition, a top 20 finalist in the Wildflower Songwriting Contest, and placed 2nd in the Texas Star Competition. Cole recently has had two Top 40 singles: "Gun Barrell City" and "How It Feels To Me".