In one of the more poignant performances of the evening, Cole Swindell sang his current single, "You Should Be Here" at the 2016 ACM Awards. The song is the title track of his sophomore album.

Swindell sang the song, backed only by an acoustic guitar, showing off his undeniable chops as a vocalist. The singer wrote the song, which landed at the top of the charts, in tribute to his father, who passed away in 2013, just as Swindell's career was taking off.

“It’s, by far, my favorite song that I think I’ve written,” Swindell tells The Boot. “I think that’s why I moved to Nashville, is to write a song like this. Just growing up, loving ‘90s country music, there were songs that touched me. There were fun ones, but there were also the ones I could relate to, and I think this is going to be that song when people get to hear it.”

You Should Be Here is scheduled for a May 6 release. Download the single on iTunes.

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