Cole Swindell performs his No. 1 hit song “Middle Of A Memory” backstage live in the Opry Lounge.
Cole Swindell has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. The singer-songwriter recently released his sixth single, “Middle of a Memory,” and after 28 weeks on Billboard’s Country Airplay charts, the single finally reached No. 1 this past month.
This isn’t the first time the Georgia native has made the charts. All five of his singles before “Middle of a Memory” — the laidback “Chillin’ It,” the love ballad “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” the catchy “Let Me See Ya Girl,” and Swindell’s tribute to his late father, “You Should Be Here” — have charted in the top five of Hot Country Songs and Billboard’s Country Airplay. But this latest hit marks his fifth overall No. 1.
“Middle of a Memory” — co-written by Swindell; Grammy Award-winning songwriter Zach Crowell; and popular songwriter, publisher, and producer Ashley Gorley — was released on Swindell’s second album, You Should Be Here.
The idea for the hit song was inspired by a line in Swindell’s song “Kiss”: “Girl, you left me here with half a beer/In the middle of a memory.” With that, came the idea for his current No.1 single.
“We didn’t want it to be too serious,” Swindell says in a recent interview with The Boot about the story behind “Middle of a Memory.” “It’s just lighthearted, and one of those nights where you meet somebody, you’re into them, and it doesn’t work out; you realized what could have been, should have been. It’s one of my favorites.”
To celebrate the new hit and things that could have been, we’re making Swindell’s performance of his hit backstage from The Lounge at the Grand Ole Opry our performance of the week.
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