Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Cole Swindell's Milestone Day

Performs career-defining “You Should Be Here” to honor his dad
on Tuesday night’s Grand Ole Opry
Surprised with news “You Should Be Here” CERTIFIED PLATINUM by RIAA, presented with plaque for song’s “1 Billion, 1 Million” milestone
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Top Right Photo ID (L to R): Opry's Pete Fisher, WME's Kevin Meads, WMN's Kristen Williams, Cole Swindell, WMN's Megan Joyce, WMN's Justin Luffman, WMN's Cris Lacy, Sony/ATV's Terry Wakefield, KP Entertainment's Kerri Edwards, Sirius XM's J.R. Schumann
Swindell was greeted and surprised by his team with a plaque to celebrate his Platinum-certified "You Should Be Here" having reached 1 BILLION+ audience impressions. Cole had just closed his Opry set with the career-defining song he came to the Opry to perform in honor of his Dad's birthday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (August 24, 2016) – Platinum-selling recording artist and record-breaking five-time No. 1 hit maker Cole Swindell had one of his best days yesterday – his late Dad’s birthday.

After spending the morning working with the staff at CMT to prepare for his upcoming fall headlining tour, CMT Presents the Cole Swindell Down Home, the rising singer/songwriter stopped by the Country Music Association to visit with the staff and share with them his brand new video for his Top 20 and rising single “Middle of a Memory.” While there yesterday, Swindell was surprised with the news that his career-defining hit “You Should Be Here,” a song he co-wrote with Ashley Gorley as a way to honor and remember his Dad who passed away shortly after he signed his recording contract with Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville, was just certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales of 1 million.
The emotional and excited Swindell, at first speechless, explained it was special to learn this news on his Dad’s birthday – also the very day he would be honoring and remembering his Dad by performing “You Should Be Here” on the Grand Ole Opry.

Following his performance of “You Should Be Here” last night on the Grand Ole Opry, Swindell walked off the stage greeted and surprised by his team with a plaque celebrating the significant milestone of “You Should Be Here” having surpassed over 1 BILLION audience impressions (Mediabase audience: 979m, On-demand audio/video streams: 53m, 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.

As “You Should Be Here” continues impact fans and listeners, Swindell is already close to cracking the Top 15 with his follow-up single “Middle of a Memory.”
Cole is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots Tour. He will hit the road on October 26 for his own headlining CMT Presents the Cole Swindell Down Home Tour in tandem with the October 28 release of his Down Home Sessions III EP.
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 Platinum-certified “You Should Be Here” already boasts over 50 million streams, 1 MILLION tracks sold and more than 26 million YouTube views. The career-defining single just surpassed over 1 BILLION audience impressions (Mediabase audience: 979m, On-demand audio/video streams: 53m, digital track sales: 714,000+). 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-titled debut album which tops his own record of being the only solo artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first FIVE singles.

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.” Swindell will begin his headlining tour, Down Home Tour Presented by CMT on October 26, after opening for Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots Tour. The Down Home Tour coincides with the October 28 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.

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