Cole Swindell is getting candid about the emotional meaning behind one of his latest hits.

The country star recently opened up about the inspiration behind his newest tune, “You Should Be Here” — and revealed the song was written to honor his late father, William Keith Swindell, nearly three years after his death.

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Cole in May 2016.

“I have been overwhelmed with the response to this song,” Cole, 33, said. “’You Should Be Here’ began as a song I wrote to honor and remember my Dad, but now with all of the stories that have been rolling in from fans about how this song has helped them through emotional, sad and happy times it is humbling and has definitely gone beyond me.”

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“Their stories have helped me along more than I can express. I am happy that sharing this song has helped them like it has me,” he continued. “I am touched that having lived with the song and now hearing all of these stories from fans that it has become more about celebrating life and celebrating those we love and miss.”

Watch the emotional music video below — and be sure to purchase Cole’s album, You Should Be Here, here! You can also catch him LIVE on tour with Florida Georgia Line!