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New Music By Cole Swindell and Jennifer Nettles This Week on 95 Country

New Music For The Week Of January 4, 2016

Cole Swindell moved to Nashville to be a songwriter. In 2007, he joined up with Luke Bryan's tour as a merchandise seller. While that may not be the most glamorous job in music, Cole learned a lot about performing by watching his friend Luke Bryan (perennial CMA Entertainer Of The Year) on stage every night. Cole also used the travelling time between tour stops to write as much as he could.

In 2010, Cole signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and had a lot of success with some of the songs he wrote and co-wrote, including "Give Me Some Of That" for Thomas Rhett, "This Is How We Roll" for Florida Georgia Line, and "Roller Coaster" which Luke Bryan performed and took to #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in October of 2014.

Cole says his new single "You Should Be Here" is the kind of song he moved to Nashville to write and perform.  Swindell and Ashley Gorley penned the song, which was inspired by the sudden passing of Swindell's father on Labor Day weekend in 2013. Cole started performing the song on various tours last summer, and hinted to The Boot that he wanted it to be a single on his sophomore album.

The video for "You Should Be Here" features a montage of scenes from his breakout year in country music, but is mixed with images from the first time he visits the cemetery where his dad is buried. 


Since their band Sugarland went on temporary hiatus in the summer of 2014, the talented singer-songwriting duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have both stayed busy.  Kristian released his first solo album Southernality in April of 2015, and the first single from it, "Trailer Hitch" almost reached the Billboard Top Twenty, peaking at #21.

The other half of Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles, signed a new record deal with the Big Machine Label Group in the summer of 2015. She showed off her acting chops by playing Dolly Parton's mother in NBC's made-for-television movie "Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors" which was viewed by roughly 15 million people when it was first broadcast on December 19, 2015.

Jennifer also just released a song called "Unlove You," which will be the first single from her first album for BMLG.   Jennifer co-wrote "Unlove You" with singer-songwriter Brandy Clark.

During CMT's Next Women of Country showcase last November, Nettles introduced the song by saying that country music "celebrates brokenness and it takes realness in life and shines a light through it."  We haven't heard anything yet from BMLG about the title, or release date for Jennifer's new album.  



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