Cole Swindell captures four-week No 1 with ‘She Had Me at Heads Carolina’

Only artist in 2022 to score four-week consecutive No. 1

Cole Swindell’s fastest-rising single to date, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” stays at the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart for his fourth consecutive week, making him the only artist in 2022 to have a four-week consecutive No. 1 single. “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” also reaches the top of the chart this week on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart. In celebration, the country star has released an acoustic version of the track.

“I continue to be blown away and humbled by the response to this song,” shares Swindell. “I knew it was a special song when we wrote it and I knew that it could be a big song, but to now see it happening because of the support of the fans and radio, has just meant so much to me. Thank you.”

The song is his third consecutive multi-week No. 1 single from his fourth album, Stereotype, following “Single Saturday Night” and “Never Say Never” (with Lainey Wilson), and has been a Top 10 most streamed country song for the past 14 consecutive weeks. Additionally, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” Swindell’s 12th career No. 1, has nearly 200 million global streams to date with the largest airplay audience for a country No. 1 this year.

“She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” produced by Zach Crowell and co-written with Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure, Thomas Rhett and the original writers on “Heads Carolina, Tails California” Mark D. Sanders and Tim Nichols, also hit No. 1 on Sirius XM’s The Highway Hot 30 Weekend Countdown last month.

The video, shot in downtown Nashville and directed by Spidey Smith, has over three million views and features a cameo appearance by “Heads Carolina, Tails California” singer Jo Dee Messina as well as Tim Nichols, one of the original writers on “Heads Carolina, Tails California.”

Swindell is nominated for two CMA Award nominations for Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year with Lainey Wilson for his multi-week No. 1 duet single “Never Say Never.” “Never Say Never” was previously his fastest-rising single to date before “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” hit No. 1 on the Billboard country airplay chart last week.

The 12x chart-topper launched his headlining Back Down To The Bar Tour with Ashley Cooke and Dylan Marlowe last Friday night in Texas with a sold out show at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, will be back on the road this weekend with shows in Round Rock, TX and Tulsa, OK. The tour already boasts several sold out shows, including his first headlining date at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on November 3rd, prompting a second show being added on November 2nd.

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