Cole Swindell says he is more than ready to turn up the emotion on his new album Getty Images
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If you haven’t already figured it out from his latest monster hit, “You Should Be Here,” Cole Swindell has really tapped into deep emotions for his new album by the same name. That song has topped the charts for multiple weeks and touched millions of lives thanks to Cole’s honest depiction of what it’s like to live life without his dad.

Cole tells Rare Country, “Those are the kinds of songs that keep you around long enough to talk about ’em. I feel like… because people can connect.”

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There’s more emotion to be found on the rest of Cole’s album, including the brand-new single, “Middle of a Memory,” which details a fairy tale in the making cut way too short.

Cole explains, “It was time for me to talk about what I’ve been through — whether we’re talking about the loss of my dad or break-ups… heartbreak… all that. That’s why I love country music. It’s about real-life stuff.”

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Don’t think Cole has made an album full of downers, though. From the very first note of the opening track, “Flatliner,” you can tell Cole and his duet partner on the track — Dierks Bentley — are ready for a party.

Says Cole, “It’s not the normal tempo of one of my songs. This thing is wide-open.”

To see where Cole will be performing tracks from his new album, “You Should Be Here,” head to for a complete list of tour dates.

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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