Cole Swindell Documents His Love Story With Fiancée Courtney Little In New Single, ‘Forever To Me’

Swindell confirms this is one of his “most personal song” to date.


Madeleine O’Connell

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April 12, 2024


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Cole Swindell, Courtney Little; Photo by Jamie Schramm/CMA

Cole Swindell pours his heart out in a brand new single titled “Forever To Me,” which was inspired by his real-life love story with his fiancée Courtney Little.

As the multi-platinum-selling superstar and ACM Award-winner recently revealed in a social media post, the tender new track was penned during a last-minute bus run to Texas with Greylan James and Rocky Block. 

How Does The New Love Song Relate To Swindell’s Real Life?

Swindell lets his swoon-worthy vocals paint a picture of his journey with Little, from the moment they met to the feeling he got when he laid eyes on her and everything that has unfolded since. After hearing the story being the lyrics, it’s clear that the song offers a very personal insight into Swindell’s life.

“To be living in a moment and get to write about it, I don’t think it can ever get more real than that,” said Swindell. “And one of the reasons I love songwriting and country music. Outside of ‘You Should Be Here,’ I think this song is honestly one of the most personal songs I have written and shows exactly where I am in my life.”

He went on to say that it was clear from the start that this song was going to be “special.”

Cole Swindell; Forever To Me
Cole Swindell; Forever To Me

“This is one I think a lot of folks can relate to in some way- either what you dream about one day or what it is like to finally find your forever.”

With the sounds of delicate guitar strums in the background, the Georgia native delivers a love song that puts his emotions on full display and effortlessly pulls at the heartstrings. 

“She gave eighteen summers to Carolina/ Spent a few more wild and free/ Gave a long shot chance to a Georgia boy in Tennеssee/ I gave a promise to her daddy/ And a grass stain took my knee/ I might’vе gave her the diamond, but she gave forever to me,” Swindell sings on the chorus. 


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When Is Cole Swindell Tying The Knot?

This beautiful sentiment in a song comes just in time for wedding season. While Swindell and Little have yet to publicly share the date for their own upcoming nuptials, the bride-to-be previously revealed that the big day will take place sometime in 2024. 

Swindell and Little got engaged on May 8, 2023, just days before the 2023 ACM Awards. They took to social media to share the exciting news with fans using a series of stunning photos that captured the moment the country star got down on one knee to propose to his other half, who is the co-owner of The Little Sisters Boutique, a former NBA dancer and the 2017 Miss Teen North Carolina. 

Alongside the photos, Swindell wrote, “Still couldn’t tell ya everything I said down on one knee… All I know is she said “YES”! 💍

 “We’re so excited,” he added.

Little also penned a message that read, “Woke up as future Mrs. Swindell 💍 I’ve never been so happy. I can’t believe we are ENGAGED!!!!! 🥹” 

Cole Swindell, Courtney Little; Photo Courtesy of Cody Arrington-
Cole Swindell, Courtney Little; Photo Courtesy of Cody Arrington-

“Forever To Me” is set to go for radio adds on Monday, April 15 and will also be included on his upcoming fifth studio album for Warner Music Nashville.

The song comes hot on the heels of Swindell’s emotional tune, “3 Feet Tall,” and his Top 10 party anthem, “Drinkaby,” which appears on his latest Stereotype Broken deluxe album. 

2024 Win The Night Tour

Swindell is ready to hit the road for his 2024 headlining Win The Night Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the run launches May 16 in London, ON, CANADA and returns to the US the following weekend with shows in Brandon, MS on May 24 and Orange Beach, AL on May 25.

Joining the “Single Saturday Night” singer on his Win The Night Tour is special guest multi-Platinum selling artist Dylan Scott as well as Jon Langston, Lily Rose, Mackenzie Carpenter, Meghan Patrick and Restless Road on select dates. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.