If the lyrics of his hit single “You Should Be Here” weren’t enough to stir up some deep emotions on the morning of May 9, all Cole Swindell had to do was look around and see where he was playing.
It was an amazing moment.
Playing “the first ever live concert event from the World Trade Center terrace overlooking the Freedom Tower,” according to a recent release, Cole often looked like he might shed a tear as he looked around in disbelief during the “Fox & Friends” performance, where he was surrounded by everything from the Statue of Liberty to the Freedom Tower.
“This is absolutely the most special thing I’ve ever got the chance to do,” Cole said before his gut-wrenching performance. “This is the most special song I could ever sing. I want everyone to know how much I respect this place and respect the families. I think we were all affected by 9/11. This is an opportunity of a lifetime.”
These are special times for Cole, who is currently making a number of media appearances in support of the release of his new album, “You Should Be Here.” The rising country music star is also in the midst of the release of his new single, “Middle of a Memory.”