“Cole Swindell Stakes An A-List Claim With ‘You Should Be Here’”
Rolling Stone Country
During CMA Music Festival,fans light up Nissan Stadium with their cell phones during
Cole Swindell’sperformance of “You Should Be Here”
which USA TODAY claimed as “Biggest Moment” of the night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (August 15, 2016) – Platinum-selling recording artist and record-breaking five-time No. 1 hit maker Cole Swindell is celebrating again with the continued success and emotional impact of his fifth No. 1 hit “You Should Be Here.” His career-defining single just surpassed over 1 BILLION audience impressions (Mediabase audience: 979m, On-demand audio/video streams: 53m, digital track sales: 714,000+) including 25 million streams of the video on his own YouTube channel alone. The single has achieved more than 1 MILLION track equivalent sales. The Georgia native tops his own record with his multi-week No. 1 single “You Should Be Here” and becomes the only solo artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first FIVE singles.
As “You Should Be Here” continues to rack up sales, streaming numbers and overall impressions, Swindell already has a Top 20 and rising hit with the followup single “Middle of a Memory.”
Cole is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots Tour. He will hit the road this Fall for his own headlining Cole Swindell’s Down Home Tour Presented by CMT On Tour in tandem with the release of his Down Home Sessions III EP. Details to be announced soon.
ABOUT COLE SWINDELL:
Swindell, who has a record-breaking five consecutive No. 1 singles (first four being off his self-titled debut alb um) and who Rolling Stone declared is “clearly ready to move on to significance,” kicked off a national launch of his sophomore album You Should Be Here with performances on Good Morning America and TODAY, and the history-making first-ever live radio and TV event from the 57th floor terrace of 4 World Trade Center, broadcast on Fox & Friends. The hit singer/songwriter debuted his new single “Middle of a Memory” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.“Middle of a Memory” was released to country radio and was the No. 1 most added that week. It currently sits in the Top 20 on the country singles chart.
Cole Swindell, Platinum-selling recording artist and record-breaking five-time No. 1 hit maker, released his second album You Should Be Here and it shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Country Albums Chart and No. 3 All Genre within hours of release. Its lead single and title track held a four week run on top of Billboard’s Hot Country songs chart (tally of digital streams, radio airplay and sales) in addition to multiple weeks sitting at No. 1 on country airplay. His Gold-certified “You Should Be Here” already boasts over 50 million streams, 700,000 tracks sold and more than 25 million YouTube views. The song joins Swindell’s first four No. 1 consecutive singles as a solo artist (including Gold-certified “Let Me See Ya Girl,” along with Platinum-certified hits “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and “Chillin’ It”) from his Platinum selling self-t itled debut album. In 2015 the Georgia native won the ACM New Artist of the Year, was named to Billboard’s Top New Country Artists, awarded CMA’s “Triple Play Award” for having (at least) three No. 1 songs in the past twelve months, and was the only performer to claim the title in 2015. He was nominated for CMA Awards’ “New Artist of the Year” and named Music Row’s Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, with celebrated songwriting credits which include not only his own five No. 1 hits but “This Is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line, “Get Me Some of That” by Thomas Rhett, and several songs with Luke Bryan such as his No. 1 single “Roller Coaster,” among others. He is currently touring with Florida Georgia Line’s “Dig Your Roots Tour.” This fall, Swindell will begin his headlining tour, Down Home Tour Presented by CMT, after opening for Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots Tour. The Down Home Tour coincides with the release of his third and newest EP, Down Home Sessions III. To date, Swindell has sold over 1.4 million total album equivalents in the two years since his debut, including 4.9 million tracks sold and 340 million on-demand streams.