Cole Swindell Drops Heartfelt ‘3 Feet Tall,’ Inspired by His Parents’ Divorce

Cole Swindell‘s first song from his next album is out, and it’s deeply personal. The 40-year-old just released “3 Feet Tall,” a poignant song about the impact of divorce on children. It’s something Swindell, whose parents have both passed away, says he dealt with personally, and hopes the song can help others who may also have come from a broken home.

“I can’t believe the 1st song from Album 5 is out,” Swindell said in a post shared on social media. “Songs like these are why I fell in love with country music in the first place. For all of you out there that have lived it in any way, I’m here for you. I’ve been there too. Music is so powerful and I feel like this song is just special. I hope it hits a few of you out there like it does me. Love y’all.”


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Watch the lyric video here.

In an interview with CMT at the beginning Swindell’s career, he said it was his parent’s divorce, when he was just 11 years old, which made him fall in love with country music.

“Looking back, I remember the moment I knew I loved country music. It was when I heard Clay Walker’s ‘This Woman and This Man,’” he said, adding that he is sure his mother wasn’t appreciative of the song’s sentiment at the time.

“I’m sure my mom was like, ‘Turn that off,’” he added with a laugh.

Swindell’s last album, Stereotype, was released in 2022. The record included his multi-platinum, award-winning hit single, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” a song that was inspired by Jo Dee Messina‘s “Heads Carolina, Tails California.”

The Georgia native has plenty to look forward to besides a new album. The engaged singer is eager to wed his longtime girlfriend, Courtney Little, in 2024 as well.


“I’ve let Courtney kind of take control of that. She’s got some good help,” Swindell recently revealed to Everything Nash, speaking of the wedding preparations. ‘Other than me trying to get the guest list and the addresses … but other than that, it’s been pretty good. It’s going to be next year sometime, so we’re just letting her enjoy it.”

Swindell is leaving much of the planning to Little, although he does say they will have margaritas and other touches that are personal to them.

“We’re going to have some things that are special to us, but the main thing is just tell me where to be,” he says. “I can’t wait. I’m so excited. It’s been the best year of my life.”

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