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Swindell has million reasons to be happy

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 – Cole Swindell received great news on his late father's birthday on Tuesday - the song he wrote about his father was certified Platinum for sales of 1 million.

After spending the morning with CMT staffers planning his upcoming headlining tour, CMT Presents the Cole Swindell Down Home, Swindell stopped by the Country Music Association to share his new video for his Top 20 single "Middle of a Memory."

While there, Swindell was surprised with the news that his hit "You Should Be Here," a song he co-wrote with Ashley Gorley to honor and remember his father who passed away shortly after he signed his recording contract with Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville, was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

At first speechless, Swindell said it was special to learn this news on his father's birthday. He later sang the song at the Grand Ole Opry. Swindell walked off the stage greeted and surprised by his team with a plaque celebrating the milestone of "You Should Be Here" having surpassed over 1 billion audience impressions (Mediabase audience: 979 million, on-demand audio/video streams: 53 million, digital track sales: 714,000) including 26 million streams of the video on his own YouTube channel alone. The single has achieved more than 1 million equivalent track sales.

Swindell is charting now with his follow-up single "Middle of a Memory." He also is now touring with Florida Georgia Line's Dig Your Roots Tour. He will hit the road on Oct. 26 for his own headlining CMT Presents the Cole Swindell Down Home Tour in tandem with the Oct. 28 release of his "Down Home Sessions III" EP.

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All of It CD review - All of It
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Down Home Sessions EP CD review - Down Home Sessions EP
Upon first glance at the track list of Cole Swindell's fourth installment of the "Down Home Sessions" series, one may get the impression that it is a covers EP. It features several chart toppers from other artists, including Luke Bryan's "Roller Coaster" and Thomas Rhett's "Get Me Some Of That." Swindell has 10 number 1 singles as a songwriter to his name had a hand in penning both all five songs, so technically, it's original material. »»»
Down Home Sessions III CD review - Down Home Sessions III
Cole Swindell's third installment of the "Down Home Sessions" EP series is a relatable five-track thread that feels like bro country light; There's plenty of beer and bars, but only one truck song ("Chevrolet DJ"), and the narrative thread including failed pickup lines, first date jitters and jealousy can be interpreted as applicable to one girl and the early stages of a relationship rather than the gaggle. That being said, the overall texture is pop laden, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Gayle, Orlando provide good old-fashioned entertainment – Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally. It was an evening of memorable songs, fun and funny stories and just good old-fashioned entertainment. Gayle opened the show with a strong set of country... »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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