Cole Swindell made history by becoming the very first person to perform a top the Four World Trace Center terrace overlooking the Freedom Tower in NYC.
After performing his #1 hit “You Should Be Here” on Fox & Friends, Cole had a chance to talk about performing the song in such a special setting.
The song was written in memory of his father, who died soon after Swindell signed his record deal with Warner Music Nashville.
Swindell has embraced every story a fan has shared about how “You Should Be Here” helped them through tragedy.
The hit has helped him grieve which is why he wanted played it in honor of those killed & those who lost someone during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
“This is absolutely the most special thing I’ve ever got a chance to do,” he says. “I want everybody to know how much I respect this place and respect the families.”
The original World Trade Center collapsed, but Swindell performed from Four World Trade Center, a nearly 1,000 foot tall skyscraper built where the original buildings once stood.
After the performance, Swindell talked about the family members of the fallen that were in attendance.
“One of the first responders was a firefighter,” Swindell told Taste of Country.
“He had lost some of his buddies that were fire fighters. You could tell they still got choked up talking about.”
“One of the ladies that I met, she said ‘Fifteen years later you haven’t forgotten,” he adds. “I feel like that was all they wanted. It’s been 15 years but we will never forget that day.”