Rising star Cole Swindell is set to follow up his Gold-certified debut album on May 6th with You Should Be Here. The forthcoming album draws its name from its emotional lead single, which has quickly vaulted to the Top 15 on the Billboard Country Singles chart only three weeks after its official impact date and has become his fastest rising single yet.
“You Should Be Here,” co-written by Swindell and Ashley Gorley, follows a string of No. 1 hits (including the recent smash, Gold-certified “Let Me See Ya Girl” and Platinum-certified “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and “Chillin’ It”), the success of which established him as the first-ever solo male artist in the history of Country Aircheck / Mediabase to top the charts with his first four singles. In just over a month since its release, “You Should Be Here” has sold over 172k units and surpassed almost 6 million streams. It was not only the most-added song on its first day at country radio, but it also shot immediately to No. 1 on the iTunes Country Chart as well as Top 10 on the iTunes All Genre Chart.
The song and its accompanying music video have also garnered a huge response from fans. Directed by Michael Monaco and shot in Glennville, GA, the video mixes clips from some of the early milestones in Swindell’s career, including his Grand Ole Opry debut and performing onstage with superstars such as Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson, with a moving homecoming and his first visit to the cemetery where his dad was laid to rest.
Nash Country Weekly praised Swindell’s change-of-pace: “Backed by a piano melody, weeping guitars and electronic beats that evoke a grief-stricken heart, fans get a glimpse of who Cole really is and a powerful tribute worthy of their own loved ones.”