Cole Swindell Explains Importance Behind ‘You Should Be Here’

Cole Swindell opened up to Sounds Like Nashville about his song "You Should Be Here" and why it's been so important to his career. 

Written by Kelly Brickey
Cole Swindell Explains Importance Behind ‘You Should Be Here’
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Ever since releasing his most personal song to date, “You Should Be Here,” to country radio, Cole Swindell has seen a phenomenal response from fans and industry members alike.

After going through the tough loss of his father, Swindell wanted that song to represent his remembrance of his dad and how much of an impact that he made on the country singer. Through that single alone, Swindell’s time in country music has blown up and he’s been able to accomplish a lot of amazing feats so far with many more lined up for his career’s future.

“Finding out the most special song I’ve ever been a part of, ‘You Should Be Here,’ had over a billion impressions and to find out it’s finally platinum…that means more to me than any award,” Swindell explained on the 10th Annual ACM Honors red carpet to Sounds Like Nashville.

During the ACM Honors, Swindell sang with fellow country star Luke Bryan by performing “I Love a Rainy Night” by ACM’s Poet’s Award winner Eddie Rabbitt.

Swindell was also recently nominated in the category of Best New Artist for the 50th Annual CMA Awards among other nominees like Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Brothers Osborne. Currently, Swindell is promoting his latest radio hit, “Middle of a Memory,” which is climbing the charts.