Cole Swindell Can’t Wait to Hang Out With Friends at ACM Awards

Cole Swindell loves all the aspects of the ACM Awards in Vegas, but what he looks forward to most is seeing his country music buddies.

Written by Kelly Brickey
Cole Swindell Can’t Wait to Hang Out With Friends at ACM Awards
Cole Swindell; Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage

The ACM Awards in Vegas are nothing new to a country music artist like Cole Swindell who’s been rolling out to the ‘Week Vegas Goes Country’ for a few years now. But for him, it means he finally gets some down time to hang out with his fellow peers in the genre for a rowdy weekend away.

Most of the time, everyone in the country music industry has differing schedules. While one singer may be out on the road headlining, the other is back in Nashville making their next big record. It’s not until those special awards show nights that many of the artists come together for one night of fun and recognition for all.

“I’m looking forward just seeing everybody,” he revealed. “Everybody thinks we get to hang all the time, but really everybody’s got their own schedule and that’s really the time we get to hang are those award show weekends. It’s just nice to see the folks that do what you do and being a big music fan, there’s always legends there that it’s just crazy to see them and know that I’m in this format. It’s weird sometimes but I love getting to hang with everybody and celebrating some awards.”

Every year, there’s a new defining moment for Swindell but he will never forget the night when he took home the Best New Artist award. Making it even more special by holding it in Texas for the 50th anniversary, Swindell replays the memory in his head whenever ACM season rolls around.

“I just remember, I don’t know, that feeling, it was the most incredible feeling of I think I’ve ever felt was hearing my name because I’ve also been in those categories where they … fall apart. That was a weekend that I will never forget,” Swindell said to Sounds Like Nashville.

Fans can tune in to watch the 53rd Annual ACM Awards, airing live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.