COLE SWINDELL VAULTS TO THE TOP 25 ON COUNTRY SINGLES CHART WITH “YOU SHOULD BE HERE”
“You Should Be Here” Is Debut Single From Forthcoming Album
To Be Released This Spring
Song Becomes Swindell’s Fast-Rising Single To Date
“This is the song I came to Nashville to write.” – Cole Swindell
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – January 21, 2016 – Cole Swindell released his emotional new single “You Should Be Here,” the debut single from his forthcoming album, on December 14 and it has quickly vaulted to the Top 25 on the Billboard and Mediabase country singles chart by the official radio impact date of January 11. The song became the No. 1 most added for the week at country radio on the day it was released, and is now the fastest rising single of his career- outpacing his No. 1 smash hit “Chillin’ It” by 20 spots on the country singles chart.
“You Should Be Here” sits at No. 19 on the Billboard Country singles chart and at No. 21 on Mediabase/Country Aircheck.
“You Should Be Here” is the follow-up single to his record-breaking four back-to-back No. 1 singles “Let Me See Ya Girl,” and the first three Platinum-certified singles “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and “Chillin’ It” from his Gold-certified self-titled debut album making him the only solo male artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first four singles.
“I have been overwhelmed with the response to this song,” said Swindell. “’You Should Be Here’ began as a song I wrote to honor and remember my Dad, but now with all of the stories that have been rolling in from fans about how this song has helped them through emotional, sad and happy times it is humbling and has definitely gone beyond me. Their stories have helped me along more than I can express. I am happy that sharing this song has helped them like it has me. I am touched that having lived with the song and now hearing all of these stories from fans that it has become more about celebrating life and celebrating those we love and miss.”
“You Should Be Here” has already sold 150,000 tracks and the video which Country Weekly says “is arguably the most emotional four minutes in the history of country music videos” has racked up nearly five million streams including more than 2.8 million on Swindell’s YouTube channel alone.
“You Should Be Here,” on the day it was released, shot to No. 1 on iTunes Country chart and was in the iTunes Top 10 All Genre. The song debuted at No. 6 on the Shazam country songs chart.
The ground swell of response was quick and overwhelming from fans and media alike. CMT.com says of the song,“Swindell is singing the kind of song that will make even the toughest country fan have to fight back tears.”
“You Should Be Here,” written by Swindell and Ashley Gorley, was originally inspired by the sudden passing of Swindell’s father, but for many fans it resonated in a variety of ways of missing someone. Thousands of fans have continued sharing their personal stories via Twitter #YouShouldBeHere and Facebook after hearing the song and seeing the video.
“This has been the most emotional release by the country superstar, and it’s helping us get ready for whatever it is he has next.” – Examiner.com
Click HERE to watch the powerful video “You Should Be Here.” The video, directed by Michael Monaco, was shot in Glennville, Georgia and follows Swindell’s incredible breakout year onto the music scene, mixed with his emotional homecoming visiting the cemetery, for the first time, where his Dad is laid to rest. Opening with the actual conversation Swindell shared with his dad about signing a record deal with Warner Music Nashville, the scenes flash through some of Swindell’s most exciting career milestones, including his Grand Ole Opry debut to winning the 2015 ACM New Artist of the Year.
The Georgia native’s achievements in the past year include not only the 2015 ACM New Artist of the Year Award as well as the CMA Triple Play Award for earning (at least) three No. 1 songs in a 12-month period, but he has also sold over 3.9 million tracks and more than 202 million streams for his Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville album, Cole Swindell and Down Home Sessions I and II. The four-time 2015 BMI Award winner (for celebrated songwriting credits for No. 1 hits for Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan as well as his own “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight”) wrapped his second annual sold-out Down Home Tour presented by Monster Energy Outbreak Tour in December in support of his EP, Down Home Sessions II. Swindell was the debut country artist of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour.