Artist Cole Swindell named Honorary Starter for Hollywood Casino 400

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (October 13, 2016) – ACM’s 2015 New Artist of the Year Cole Swindell will wave the green flag to start the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the Hollywood Casino 400, on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1:30 PM CT.

The Georgia native, who’s current single “Middle of a Memory” is a Top 5 song on country radio and averaging over 2 million streams per week, will release his third EP, Down Home Sessions III on Oct. 28. Swindell’s Platinum-certified You Should Be Here already boasts over 65 million streams, 1 million tracks sold and almost 30 million YouTube views.

Swindell is a record-breaking five-time No. 1 hit maker with Platinum-certified songs “You Should Be Here,” “Hope You Get Lonely,” “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey,” “Chillin’ It,” and Gold-certified “Let Me See Ya Girl.” His second album, You Should Be Here, shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Country Albums Chart and No. 3 All Genre within hours of its release. Its lead single and title track held a four week run on top of Billboard’s Hot Country songs chart, in addition to multiple weeks sitting at No. 1 on country airplay.

In addition to being a talented singer, Swindell is also an award winning songwriter who has written songs for Florida Georgia Line (“This is How We Roll”, Thomas Rhett (“Get Me Some of That”), and Luke Bryan (“Roller Coaster”).

Swindell is currently touring with Florida Georgia Line into the fall. His headlining tour, CMT On Tour Presents the Cole Swindell Down Home Tour, begins on Oct. 26.

Tickets are currently on sale for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 16. The Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race will take center stage on Oct. 15, while the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship race will run on Oct. 14. Tickets can be purchased online at www.kansasspeedway.com or by calling 866.460.7223.

General parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.

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About Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell, a current CMA New Artist of the Year nominee and 2016 NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Year, is a Platinum-selling recording artist and record-breaking five-time No. 1 hit maker, who recently released his second album You Should Be Here. The album debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Top Country Albums Chart and No. 3 All Genre chart within hours of release. Its lead single and title track held a four week run on top of Billboard’s Hot Country songs chart in addition to multiple weeks sitting at No. 1 on country airplay. His Platinum-certified “You Should Be Here” already boasts over 65 million streams, 1 MILLION tracks sold and almost 30 million YouTube views. The career-defining single surpassed over 1 BILLION audience impressions. The song joins Swindell’s first four No. 1 consecutive singles as a solo artist (including Gold-certified “Let Me See Ya Girl,” along with Platinum-certified hits “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and “Chillin’ It”) from his Platinum selling self-titled debut album, which tops his own record of being the only solo artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first FIVE singles. His current single "Middle Of A Memory" is already in the Top 5 and still climbing. To date, Swindell has sold over 1.5 million total album equivalents in the two years since his debut, including 5 million+ tracks sold and 400 million on-demand streams. For more information and tour dates, please visit www.coleswindell.com and follow @coleswindell on Twitter, @cswinde2 on Instagram and on Facebook.

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