You’ve heard a lot about Cole Swindell’s late father thanks to the singer’s monster hit, “You Should Be Here,” but Cole hasn’t forgotten his sweet mama, Carol, in light of his success. If anything, he’s making a point to bring her along with him.
Cole took his mom with him when he debuted “You Should Be Here” on the Grand Ole Opry a few weeks back. Everyone backstage got a big kick out of seeing Carol freak out a little bit to be backstage at the Grand Ole Opry just a few feet from another Opry legend playing that night — Loretta Lynn.
It’s moments like that that mean the world to Cole.
He tells Rare Country, “It’s great to see family members that don’t get to do this all the time — see how excited she is. Not really embarrassing, but her being so freaked out — everybody else loves it. Everybody loves her. I love her.”
Cole says his mama deserves all this royal treatment after dealing with him for the past 32 years.
“She was a single mom,” Cole explains. “My parents divorced when I was young, but had a great relationship with dad and mom. She raised me by herself with her parents, my grandparents around. She’s a trooper. I’ve been waiting a long time to be able to take care of her. I think having her hear ‘You Should Be Here’ for Mother’s Day — that’s about all I can ask for.”
Our hats are off to Carol for doing such a good job raising her boy. Cole’s new album, “You Should Be Here,” is out now.