Cole Swindell’s Mom, Betty Carol Rainey, has Passed Away

Cole Swindell’s Mom, Betty Carol Rainey, has Passed Away

Our hearts and thoughts are with Cole Swindell.

He shared on Monday (September 13th) that his mom, Betty Carol Rainey, has passed away.

On his Instagram story, Cole posted a picture out a plane window with the comment, “Took this on the flight home to Georgia this afternoon. Lost my sweet Mom today. I know she’s up there. Gonna miss her so much. Love y’all.”

Cole lost his dad. William Keith Swindell, unexpectedly in 2013 – sadly, it also happened in September, on the 2nd.

It was the loss of his father that inspired Cole’s very personal & powerful song “You Should Be Here.”

Photos Courtesy of Cole Swindell

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson