Cole Swindell Keeps His Streak of Multi-Week No. 1 Songs with ‘She Had Me at Heads Carolina’

It’s now the second week in a row that Cole Swindell is at the top of the country music chart with the song.
It’s the third consecutive single for Swindell that has been a multi-week chart-topper, following “Single Saturday Night” and his Lainey Wilson duet, “Never Say Never.”
But “Heads Carolina”‘s reign features a stat unlike any of Swindell’s other previous hits: It’s the fastest-rising single the star has ever put out, ascending to the No. 1 spot just 12 weeks after release.

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Swindell’s latest multi-week hit — which is his 12th No. 1 single overall — embraces ’90s fervor, literally: It samples liberally from Jo Dee Messina’s “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” with the blessing of the original song’s writers, and the music video even features a cameo from Messina herself.
As he continues his winning streak at country radio, Swindell is on a roll in other aspects of his career as well. He is nominated for two trophies at the upcoming 2022 CMA Awards, both for his Wilson collaboration: “Never Say Never” is up for Music Video of the Year and Music Event of the Year.

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Meanwhile, Swindell has plans to kick off his headlining Back Down to the Bar Tour this weekend. The trek, a continuation of his spring 2022 Down to the Bar Tour, launches on Sept. 23 in Helotes, Texas, and extends through mid-November. The jaunt features two back-to-back stops at the Ryman in Nashville; Swindell’s Nov. 3 date at that venue is already sold out.