Cole Swindell's latest hit, "Flatliner," is a duet with his buddy Dierks Bentley, but did you know that Cole actually wrote the song years ago for Dierks hoping that he would record it? Cole tells us: ["'Flatliner' is a song I wrote probably four or five years ago. I actually wrote it for Dierks Bentley, with him in mind, at least. Fast forward years later and I had a record deal and me and him were trading texts one night and I mentioned this song and he said, 'Well, send it to me,' and so I sent him 'Flatliner' and he loved it and so we joked around for the next year, year-and-a-half about recording it together. I don't know . . . He's one of my favorite artists and to have him finally record the song with me after I tried years ago to get him to record it is just a . . . It's one of those memories, I'll never forget it. He's one of my favorite artists. It's a fun song and there's some humor in it, too, me and Dierks trading . . . Him telling me, 'She's worth the whiskey, bro' (laughs) and stuff like that, so I think the fans are gonna love this one."] SOUNDCUE (:49 OC: . . . love this one.)
Dierks and Cole recently performed "Flatliner" together on the ACM Awards, in addition to co-starring in the video. The two also team up on the song during Dierks' headlining What The Hell tour, which plays this weekend in Alberta, Canada; Billings, MT; and Rapid City, SD.
The song is the third single from Cole's 2016 You Should Be Here album.