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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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter