On the heels of becoming the only solo male artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first four, out of the box, No. 1 singles as a solo artist (including his latest No. 1 smash “Let Me See Ya Girl,” along with Platinum-certified mega hits “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and “Chillin’ It”),Cole Swindell releases the first single, “You Should Be Here,” from his forthcoming album today. While the song officially goes for adds in January, the song strongly resonates for people during this holiday season.
While the lyrics for “You Should Be Here,” written by Swindell and Ashley Gorley, can relate to many interpretations of missing someone in any moment, the song was originally inspired by the sudden passing of Swindell’s father.
“This is the song I came to Nashville to write,” reflects Cole. “It’s not like anything I’ve written before. I’m extremely proud this is the first single from my next album. I think anyone can relate to this song for so many different reasons because we’ve all had moments that we wished someone special could have shared with us.”
The video for “You Should Be Here” world premiered this week exclusively at Yahoo.com/Music. Click HERE to watch the powerful video “You Should Be Here” below. The video, directed by Michael Monaco, was shot in Glennville, Georgia and follows Swindell’s incredible breakout year onto the music scene, mixed with his emotional homecoming visiting the cemetery, for the first time, where his Dad is buried. Opening with a conversation with his dad about signing a record deal with Warner Music Nashville, the scenes flash through some of Swindell’s most exciting career milestones, including his Grand Ole Opry debut to winning the 2015 ACM New Artist of the Year.
Shazam once again partners with the Music Row Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year for a Shazam Sessions, giving their 100 million+ active mobile users an opportunity to see an exclusive acoustic performance of “You Should Be Here” on their popular performance series. Swindell becomes the first-ever country artist to perform on Shazam Sessions.
The four-time 2015 BMI Award winner (for celebrated songwriting credits for No. 1 hits for Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan as well as his own “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight”) is winding up his second annual Down Home Tour presented by Monster Energy Outbreak Tour this week in support of his new EP, Down Home Sessions II, just released last month. Swindell is the debut country artist of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour.
The Georgia native’s achievements in the past year include not only the 2015 ACM New Artist of the Year Award as well as the CMA Triple Play Award for earning (at least) three No. 1 songs in a 12-month period, but he has also sold over 3.6 million tracks and more than 175 million streams for his Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville album, Cole Swindell and Down Home Sessions I and II.
COLE SWINDELL’S DOWN HOME TOUR PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY OUTBREAK REMAINING TOUR DATES:
DATE CITY VENUE
December 17 Winston-Salem, NC Johnny And Junes Ultra Saloon
December 18 Charlotte, NC Coyote Joe’s
December 19 Greenville, SC Blind Horse Saloon
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