Wednesday, August 24, 2016
– Cole Swindell received great news on his late father's birthday on Tuesday - the song he wrote about his father was certified Platinum for sales of 1 million.
After spending the morning with CMT staffers planning his upcoming headlining tour, CMT Presents the Cole Swindell Down Home, Swindell stopped by the Country Music Association to share his new video for his Top 20 single "Middle of a Memory."
While there, Swindell was surprised with the news that his hit "You Should Be Here," a song he co-wrote with Ashley Gorley to honor and remember his father who passed away shortly after he signed his recording contract with Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville, was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
At first speechless, Swindell said it was special to learn this news on his father's birthday. He later sang the song at the Grand Ole Opry. Swindell walked off the stage greeted and surprised by his team with a plaque celebrating the milestone of "You Should Be Here" having surpassed over 1 billion audience impressions (Mediabase audience: 979 million, on-demand audio/video streams: 53 million, digital track sales: 714,000) including 26 million streams of the video on his own YouTube channel alone. The single has achieved more than 1 million equivalent track sales.
Swindell is charting now with his follow-up single "Middle of a Memory." He also is now touring with Florida Georgia Line's Dig Your Roots Tour. He will hit the road on Oct. 26 for his own headlining CMT Presents the Cole Swindell Down Home Tour in tandem with the Oct. 28 release of his "Down Home Sessions III" EP.