“…Was a career defining victory” – The Tennessean Swindell Earns New RIAA Certifications, Including PLATINUM Status for “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” 2x Nominee Swindell To Perform LIVE on the 56th CMA Awards
Wednesday, November 9 on ABC
Cole Swindell celebrated the milestone headlining shows with a pre-show hang at Nashville’s The Stage on Broadway with his team ahead of his two sold-out shows at the Ryman Auditorium Photo ID (L to R): Shane Tarleton (EVP Artist Development, Warner Music Nashville); Kerri Edwards (Founder / President, KP Entertainment); Ben Kline (Co-President, Warner Music Nashville); Cole Swindell; Cris Lacy (Co-President, Warner Music Nashville); Kristen Williams (SVP Radio, Warner Music Nashville); Tim Foisset (SVP Streaming, Warner Music Nashville) Photo Credit: Alan Poizner
Cole Swindell performs the first of two SOLD OUT shows for his first time headlining the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
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Dierks Bentley makes a surprise appearance to perform their No. 1 hit "Flatliner"
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Lauren Alaina makes a surprise appearance to perform the duet "Never Say Never" with Swindell
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (November 3, 2022) – “Cole Swindell elevates his game to a higher level at a sold-out Ryman Auditorium,” The Tennessean headline read the morning after the first of two sold-out headlining shows at the Mother Church of Country Music. The Tennessean claimed his performance “was a career defining victory” for the “aspiring country industry-leading superstar.” Swindell will return to the Ryman Auditorium tonight for the second sold-out show. Last night, Swindell celebrated the milestone headlining shows with a pre-show hang at Nashville’s The Stage on Broadway with his team, industry guests and his closest friends and family. Warner Music Nashville surprised him with the news that several of his songs and albums have received RIAA® certifications, including two multi-week No. 1 hits from his current album Stereotype, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” and “Single Saturday Night,” both being recognized as Platinum. Other certifications include: “Break Up In The End” (2x Platinum), “You Should Be Here” (3x Platinum), his sophomore project You Should Be Here (Platinum) and his third studio album All of It (Gold).
The Georgia native’s Platinum-selling “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” is his 12th career No. 1 and fastest-rising single to date, topping the charts in just 12 weeks. It made him the only artist in 2022 to have a FIVE consecutive-week No. 1 across the Billboard and Country Aircheck airplay charts. “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” has amassed the largest airplay audience of any country single this year and has remained at No. 2 on the Billboard chart for an additional month (and counting!) after its historic run at No. 1. The single broke records as the first five-week chart-topper from Warner Music Nashville since Blake Shelton’s “Austin” in 2001, and it boasts more than 250 million global streams.
Earlier this year Pandora honored Swindell with the elite BILLIONAIREplaque for surpassing three BILLION lifetime spins. He has earned more than 5.2 BILLION global streams throughout his career Swindell is on a career-high. He is currently nominated for CMA Awards for his multi-week chart-topper “Never Say Never” with Lainey Wilson (Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year). He will also be performing his five-week No. 1 single “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” on the ceremony’s nationally televised broadcast. The 56th CMA Awards will airLIVE from Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00 – 11:00 PM/EST) on ABC. The skyrocketing superstar and lauded entertainer is currently headlining Back Down To The Bar Tour with Ashley Cooke and Dylan Marlowe, and it was announced today that he will join Thomas Rhett for the Home Team Tour in 2023. Swindell will hit the road for shows this weekend in Biloxi, MS and Fayetteville, AR before heading back to Nashville for his performance on the 56th CMA Awards.
Cole Swindell’s Back Down To The Bar Tour:
Nov. 3 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium – SOLD OUT
Nov. 4 *Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage Resort & Casino-Beau Rivage Theatre– SOLD OUT
Nov. 5 Fayetteville, AR JJ’s Live
Nov. 11 **Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casino– SOLD OUT
Nov. 12 Johnstown, PA Cambria County War Memorial – SOLD OUT
Nov. 17 Saint Augustine, FL The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre– SOLD OUT
Nov. 18 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live Orlando– SOLD OUT
Nov. 19 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheater
*Ashley Cooke only
**Dylan Marlowe playing the after party at Tin Rooster on the Casino grounds
Swindell will join his friend/multi-Platinum entertainer Thomas Rhett next summer for his Home Team Tour 23.
About Cole Swindell:
Country music superstar Cole Swindell released his fifth studio album, Stereotype, to massive success. The project has already charted three back-to-back multi-week No. 1 hits: the Gold-certified “Single Saturday Night,” the Platinum-certified “Never Say Never” (with Lainey Wilson) and, most recently, the Platinum-certified, five-week chart-topper “She Had Me At Heads Carolina.” In the seven years since his debut on Warner Music Nashville, Swindell has racked up an impressive 12 No. 1 singles as an artist – 13 as a songwriter – as well as 12 certified Platinum singles (one single at 3x Platinum and four at 2x Platinum), a Platinum-certified debut album (Cole Swindell), a Platinum-certified sophomore effort (You Should Be Here) and a Gold-certified third entry (All Of It). The Georgia hitmaker has over 5.2 BILLION global career streams. His massive, GRAMMY-nominated hit “Break Up In The End” was named the 2019 NSAI Song of the Year. Swindell earned two nominations (Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year) for “Never Say Never” at the 56th CMA Awards. Swindell officially became a headliner on his own in 2018 with his Reason To Drink Tours, and he is currently out on the road withAshley Cooke and Dylan Marlowe for his Back Down To The Bar Tour. He will join Thomas Rhett on the Home Team Tour in 2023. For complete information and upcoming tour dates, sign up for the Down Home Crew at www.ColeSwindell.com. For more information and tour dates, please visit www.coleswindell.com and follow @coleswindell on Twitter, @coleswindell on Instagram and on Facebook.