Friday, December 16, 2022

Cole Swindell's Career Year


Cole Swindell Closes Out The Biggest Year of His Career 
Two Platinum-Certified Multi-Week No. 1 Singles, Two Sold-Out Tours, 
Two Back-to-Back Sold-Out Ryman Auditorium Shows, Multiple CMA Award and CMT Music Award nominations, Multiple National TV Performances and More
12th Career No. 1 “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” Remains in Top 5 
on Billboard Country Airplay Chart for 17 Weeks
“She Had Me At Heads Carolina” Hits Top 10 in Year-End Billboard Charts
No. 6 Country Airplay Songs; No. 6 Country Digital Song Sales
Cole Swindell
photo credit: Robby Klein
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 16, 2022) – Multi-Platinum selling superstar Cole Swindell closes out the biggest year of his career with two Platinum-certified, multi-week No. 1 singles (“Never Say Never” featuring Lainey Wilson and “She Had Me At Heads Carolina”); two sold-out headlining tours (Down To The Bar Tour and Back Down To The Bar Tour), two back-to-back, sold-out nights for his inaugural Ryman Auditorium headlining shows; multiple CMA Award and CMT Music Awards nominations for “Never Say Never,” multiple high profile television performances including The Tonight Show starring Jimmy FallonGood Morning AmericaKelly Clarkson Show2022 CMT Music Awards and the 56th Annual CMA Awards. Additionally, earlier this year Pandora honored Swindell with the elite BILLIONAIRE plaque for surpassing three BILLION lifetime spins. He has earned more than 5.4 BILLION global streams throughout his career.

Swindell broke his own personal record earlier this year with the release of “Never Say Never” featuring Lainey Wilson, hitting the top of the charts in just 22 weeks, only to come with his most recent lauded career single “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” which is now his fastest-rising to date. The single hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in just 12 weeks and held its reign across the Billboard and Country Aircheck chart for five consecutive weeks. It then 
remained at No. 2 on the Billboard chart for an additional month and has, in total, amassed seventeen weeks and counting in the Top 5. 

“She Had Me At Heads Carolina” wrapped up the year landing in the Top 10 of Billboard’s 2022 Year End charts, at No. 6 for Country Airplay Songs and No. 6 Country Digital Song Sales. 
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 280 million global streams. It is the third Platinumรข-certified consecutive multi-week No. 1 single from Swindell’s fourth album, Stereotype, following “Single Saturday Night” and “Never Say Never.” 

Swindell released a special duet remix of his record-breaking “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” last month featuring Jo Dee Messina. 
HERE. Swindell, a two-time CMA Award nominee, had one of the most talked-about CMA Awards performances of the night with the surprise appearance of CMA-Award winning and multi-Platinum selling country star Jo Dee Messina joining him to perform this special duet remix version his five-week No. 1 single “She Had Me At Heads Carolina.” Messina is the original artist of the ‘90s country smash “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” and the inspiration for Swindell’s most recent, career-defining hit. Click HERE to watch the lauded CMA Awards performance.

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 Platinum-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 most recently his Back Down To The Bar Tour. He will join Thomas Rhett on the Home Team Tour in 2023. 

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