Cole Swindell Delivers One-Of-Kind Performance After Torrential Rain Damages His Gear

A torrential rainstorm may have damaged his gear and caused a delay in the show, but Cole Swindell didn’t let…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 22, 2022


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Cole Swindell; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

A torrential rainstorm may have damaged his gear and caused a delay in the show, but Cole Swindell didn’t let the weather stop him from performing for his fans in Doswell, Virginia.

The country superstar performed a stripped-down set at K95 COUNTRYFEST (presented by Afterhours Concerts) on Friday, June 17 at The Meadow Event Park. The show also featured performances from Callista Clark, Travis Denning, and Walker Montgomery. 

According to Country Cast, Swindell’s gear was damaged by the torrential rain that caused the concert to be delayed, forcing him and his band to improvise and deliver an unforgettable acoustic performance for those in attendance who weathered the storm.

Cole Swindell; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Cole Swindell; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

After performing “Middle Of A Memory,” the Georgia native told the crowd that he’ll be giving them a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

“We’re just going to strip it down and do these songs a little acoustic for you tonight. One thing you can say for sure, y’all are getting a one-of-a-kind show,” the “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” singer said, before adding, ”We won’t do another one of these for a long time, so let’s enjoy ourselves and just have fun y’all.”

He went on to promise fans in attendance that he was going to give them a show they won’t soon forget and expressed his gratitude for staying for his set despite a rain delay.

“I promise you the fact that y’all stayed around to support us, we’re going to make it worth your while, we’re going to have fun tonight,” Swindell said.

Swindell’s new single, “She Had Me At Head’s Carolina,” recently impacted Country radio on Tuesday, June 21, and was the second most-added song with 60 adds on Mediabase this week and a total of 83 historic adds.

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Additionally, the country hitmaker recently announced the second leg of his Down To The Bar Tour, dubbed Back Down To The Bar.

The trek, which will feature support from Ashley Cooke and Dylan Marlowe, will kick off on September 23 at Floores Country Store in Helotes, TX and runs through November. The tour also includes Swindell’s first headlining gig at The Ryman Auditorium. 

“We had so much fun on the Down To The Bar Tour in the spring that I decided we just needed to go Back Down To The Bar in the fall!” Swindell said laughing. “I couldn’t NOT take Ashley Cooke back out with us on this tour because she is just incredible and fans love her. I’ve also been watching what Dylan [Marlowe] has been doing for a while now so I’m so excited he is going to join us. Touring has just had a new meaning this past year and I can’t wait to show the fans what we have in store for them on the Back Down To The Bar Tour!”

Tickets and information for Swindell’s upcoming shows can be purchased via Swindell’s official website.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.