4 “You Should be Here” Moments From Cole Swindell’s Album Release Party

On May 7, the day following the release of his sophomore album, You Should be Here, Cole Swindell came to celebrate at  Joe’s Live in Rosemont, Illinois for an album release party. It was a spectacular night! Check out these 4 moments from the You Should be Here album release party.

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1.  The Opener, Adam Craig

Adam Craig has penned songs for top artists such as Jason Aldean, Parmalee, Dustin Lynch, and Dallas Smith, many of which he performed this night. You can expect big things from the already well-known songwriter, as he is newly signed to Broken Bow Records and is due to release his first EP under that label very soon. Check him out singing his version of a song he wrote with Love and Theft, “Whiskey on my Breath.”

2. The Overall Atmosphere

While Cole’s second album presents a more mature sound, his live performance also reflects that development. From the massive video screens, to the faultlessly placed lighting, to the vocals and instruments, the atmosphere of a Cole Swindell show today is nothing short of stellar. Watch him perform “Hey Y’all!”

3. When “Flatliner” Happened, Sans Dierks Bentley

Swindell originally wrote “Flatliner” a few years ago, with Dierks Bentley in mind. He knew it was far-fetched to dream that Bentley would join him on the track, but that vision came true on You Should be Here. After a fan suggested via Twitter that Bentley fly out to join Cole for the song, there was some Twitter banter between the two artists, but Bentley said that as much as he loves Chicago, he’s knee-deep in rehearsals for his tour. Hey, Dierks, don’t worry! Cole had your verse covered. But really…you should have been there! Maybe next time? For now, enjoy this clip of Cole singing the sure to be hit song, “Flatliner.”

4. The Song That Started It All

Swindell has had success writing songs which were recorded by artists including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, and Luke Bryan, but his first success as not only a songwriter, but an artist, was his No. 1 single, “Chillin It.” When he performed this pivotal song, he explained his gratitude for his fans throughout his growth as an artist thus far. As he told the bold story resulting in the birth of “Chillin It,” you could feel chills echoing the excitement.


Author: Tiera Bolt

Mix 1 part momma + 1 part writer + 1 part hairstylist. Add the love of laughter, adventure, and caffeine. Blend well with a passion for country music and hockey. Sprinkle with sass, and that's me.

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