Cole Swindell Visits Opry To Celebrate Platinum Single, 1 Billion Impressions

Pictured (L-R): Opry's Pete Fisher, WME's Kevin Meads, WMN's Kristen Williams, Cole Swindell, WMN's Megan Joyce, WMN's Justin Luffman, WMN's Cris Lacy, Sony/ATV's Terry Wakefield, KP Entertainment's Kerri Edwards, Sirius XM's J.R. Schumann.

Pictured (L-R): Grand Ole Opry’s Pete Fisher, WME’s Kevin Meads, WMN’s Kristen Williams, Cole Swindell, WMN’s Megan Joyce, WMN’s Justin Luffman, WMN’s Cris Lacy, Sony/ATV’s Terry Wakefield, KP Entertainment’s Kerri Edwards, Sirius XM’s J.R. Schumann.

Photos: Chris Hollo

Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville recording artist Cole Swindell celebrated the birthday of his late father on Tuesday (Aug. 23) on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, where he was honored with a plaque celebrating over 1 billion audience impressions of “You Should Be Here.”

The achievement was measured by Mediabase audience (979 million), on-demand audio/video streams (53 million), and digital track sales (714,000+). The five-time No. 1 hit maker co-wrote “You Should Be Here” with Ashley Gorley about the passing of Swindell’s father.

Cole Swindell celebrates 1 billion impressions of "You Should Be Here."

Cole Swindell celebrates 1 billion impressions of “You Should Be Here.”

Earlier in the day, Swindell was surprised with the news that the title was certified platinum during a visit to the Country Music Association, where he was sharing video for his next single “Middle of a Memory.”

Swindell spent the morning with the staff at CMT to prepare for his upcoming fall headlining tour, CMT Presents the Cole Swindell Down Home Tour, which begins Oct. 26. The release of a new EP, Down Home Sessions III, is scheduled for Oct. 28. He is currently out with Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots Tour.

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