Cole Swindell Performs ‘Ain’t Worth the Whiskey’ at the 2015 ACM Awards [WATCH]
Swindell was nominated for New Artist of the Year, along with Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett, and was named the winner. Swindell is a fan of both of his fellow nominees, but the singer-songwriter acknowledged that he hoped to take home the trophy for himself.
“I want to win it for me and my band, but, you know, the fans and all of you guys that have supported me, country radio as well,” Swindell said of the nomination. “I want to win it and have a chance to represent this format that means a lot to me. But there’s three great nominees, so whoever wins it, honestly it’s going to be great. But I do want to win it.”
The Georgia native admitted before the show that he expected to be a bit anxious about performing during the live broadcast.
"I know I probably will be,” he says. “Just walking into sound check ... kind of let me know that this is real.”
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