Cole Swindell Finds Out About No. 1 Hit While Backstage at the Opry


Cole Swindell‘s “You Should Be Here” has not just enormously impacted radio, but has done the same to country music fans everywhere. The song is Swindell’s third single to top Country Airplay charts, following “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” and “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” (off his self-titled debut album).

Swindell wrote “You Should Be Here” as a tribute to his late father, Keith, with the help of hit-maker Ashley Gorley. The song will serve as the title track off Swindell’s forthcoming album, scheduled for a May 6 release. The Warner Music Nashville chart-topping artist was told that his song had reached its peak while backstage at the Grand Ole Opry over the weekend. Swindell shared with Billboard what the moment meant to him.

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. This song is so special to me, and 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.

Congratulations to Cole Swindell (and Ashley Gorley) on a much-deserved Number 1 hit!

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