The Braves blasted the Dodgers 9-2 on Wednesday night, and Cole Swindell was there to watch it all from Dodgers Stadium. The diehard Braves fan says he’ll be there again tonight to see if Atlanta can clinch National League Championship and move on to the World Series.
Swindell saw this matchup last year when the Braves lost a heartbreaker to the Dodgers in Game 7. The “Chillin’ It” singer said he enjoyed himself a lot more this year.
“I’m just happy for them,” Cole Swindell said after the game. “I get to do what I love, and they get to do what they love. And just to be here after last year. We had them in this series last year, and it didn’t work out. I’m always going to pull for them. I don’t care if I have to fly wherever.”
And Swindell wasn’t the only Peach State country superstar out West this series. Fellow Georgia native Luke Bryan joined him to watch the Braves’ postseason dance with the Dodgers. It’s unclear if Bryan will tag along with his buddy the rest of the way, but Swindell said there’s no chance he won’t be there.
“Just to be able to be here when I’m flying to Texas Friday morning for a show, but I’m not going to miss a Braves game — especially this late in the season,” Swindell told a reporter after the game.
Swindell believes the Braves can “absolutely” close out the NLCS tonight. The team has the bigger bats and the momentum, but they’ve been here before. Last year they took a 3-1 lead in the NLCS against the Dodgers but collapsed in the back half of the series.
Brad Paisley, a big Dodgers fan, is hoping for a repeat of last year.
We’ll find out if the Braves can redeem themselves tonight at 8 p.m. EST on TBS.
Braves Win Would Cap Off Big Year for Cole Swindell
It’s been a busy year for Cole Swindell. The 38-year-old scored his 10th No. 1 hit with “Single Saturday Night,” which fans streamed more than 122 million times in its first week. Swindell also scored big with the video for the song. But he had to get creative in filming it.
“I have loved this song since the first listen and wanted to create a video that was just as special!” Swindell said. “We had to get really creative shooting because we were still in quarantine, and it ended being one of the most fun videos I’ve ever done. Because of having that extra time, I was able to be really involved in the creative and editing process and this video is a snapshot of my quarantine of trying to tune out all of the bad news and dreaming of being back out on the road at live shows with my band and fans.”
He got to fulfill that dream too. Swindell restarted his postponed “Down to Earth” tour.