Cole Swindell Lands at the Top With ‘You Should Be Here’
Cole Swindell has scored his fifth straight No. 1 single with "You Should Be Here." The song is also Swindell's eighth No. 1 hit as a songwriter.
"You Should Be Here" is the title track of Swindell's upcoming sophomore album, set for release on May 6. The singer learned of his new chart-topping tune while backstage at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday (March 26).
“Finding out that you have the No. 1 song in the country while backstage at the Grand Ole Opry is the coolest feeling in the world,” Swindell tells Billboard. “This song is so special to me, and just hearing fans’ stories and the way country radio has embraced it is amazing. I’m a lucky guy, and I know my Dad is smiling down right now, so proud.”
"You Should Be Here" was co-written by Swindell and Ashley Gorley. It was inspired by Swindell’s late father, who passed away unexpectedly while Swindell was out on his radio tour in July of 2013.
“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 available for download via iTunes.
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