Cole Swindell Explores His Hometown Roots in ‘Right Where I Left It’

Who says you can't go home?

Written by Chris Parton
Cole Swindell Explores His Hometown Roots in ‘Right Where I Left It’
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Cole Swindell attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rich Fury/ACMA 2019/Getty Images for ACM)

Cole Swindell drops in on his hometown in the new video for “Right Where I Left It,” going back to Bronwood, Georgia, to reconnect with his roots.

Directed by Michael Monaco and filmed in heartwarming documentary style, the clip finds Swindell returning home to visit friends, family and fans in the tiny town of 225. It’s all about the idea that even though Swindell left Bronwood, it never really left him, bringing the chorus of his latest release from Down Home Sessions V to life.

“I guess sometimes you don’t know what you got till you’re gone / Couldn’t wait to get out, had to chase some dreams down / Ain’t it funny how I found all I needed / Right where I left it,” Swindell sings.

“I’ve always been so proud of growing up in Bronwood, Georgia,” the hit maker says. “I left Bronwood to go to college and then left Georgia altogether to chase this dream of becoming a songwriter and an artist and travel the world. I feel so blessed to have been able to do and accomplish all I have, but it didn’t take long for me to realize none of it would have been possible if it weren’t for where I grew up, the way I grew up and the people I grew up with. I didn’t get to include everyone but there are so many people in this video that have been influential in my life and I don’t think I would be here without all of them. I hope folks can relate it to where they are from and always know you can go home.”

“Right Where I Left It” was written by Swindell with Cole Taylor and Michael Carter, and marks the fourth of five tracks to be released off his Down Home Sessions V EP, following “Drinkin’ Hours,” “All Nighter” and “Down to Earth.” His current single “Love You too Late” is inside the Top 10 at country radio, and Swindell is wrapping the final dates Luke Bryan’s Sunset Repeat Tour this month. He’ll head out to pasture on Bryan’s 2019 Farm Tour this weekend in Kansas and Oklahoma.