As a judge for the Miss America competition on Sept. 11 in New Jersey, Cole Swindell knew he was about to see his share of pretty and talented ladies.
But never did he know he would be so in awe of one girl in particular.
On the red carpet of the annual beauty competition, Cole couldn’t help but notice a beautiful little girl who had something to share with Cole. Shortly after meeting, the girl, 9-year-old Angelica Hale, began to sing Cole’s new single, “Middle of a Memory,” as the country music hit-maker sat and watched in amazement.
“This girl right here is something special,” Cole wrote on his Facebook page about little Angelica, who also sang the national anthem before the competition. “Thanks for making my night.”
Cole’s team recently filled Rare Country in on the story behind the amazing performance. It ends up that the little girl was from the Children’s Miracle Network and had planned to meet Cole at the show and sing one of her favorite songs for him.
The moment was just part of an amazing night for Cole, whose family, friends and fans were possibly more excited about his judging gig than he was.
“I think I’ve gotten more texts about this than I have any of my other achievements,” Cole told People Magazine. “I like my buddies to come out to shows on weekends, but they hardly ever get to any. Yet, I have had quite a few requests for this run, which we happen to end in Atlantic City. That’s pretty funny. They said it’s just coincidence, but I don’t know if I believe that. I told them I’d have to do this trip myself.”