Get out your tissue boxes graduates and loved ones. This new Cole Swindell song was released at just the right time to get you square in the gut at your most vulnerable moment.
Now, it isn’t unlike Swindell to hit us with a one-two punch with a lyrically powerful tune, but talk about appropriate timing for those who are closing one chapter of a book and starting a new one. The song is “The Ones Who Got Me Here” and it is an ode to everybody you meet along the way who has impacted and changed your life. The track pays homage to the people who shape you and help guide you down a certain path; one which led to the very point at which you are that makes you appreciate them so much.
Swindell originally released the track in an exclusive with Sounds Like Nashville before sharing it globally on YouTube. In his exclusive with our peers at SLN, he shared a bit about the experience of writing this song.
I remember the night I wrote this song I was in Virginia Beach. We [Swindell, Ashley Gorley, and Jesse Frasure] were just talking about growing up and how far we’ve all come. Not just me, but them as well. I started talking about the people who raised me, the people who got me through high school, college and the ones who moved me to Nashville. The people that didn’t believe in me were just as important as those who did because that motivated me. I think we can all relate to a song like this because no matter where you are in life someone helped you get there. Somebody pushed you whether they were behind you, supporting you or doubting you.
Listen to Cole Swindell’s new song, “The Ones Who Got Me Here” above and send it to somebody who has impacted your life!