PHOTOS: Newly Engaged Couple Cole Swindell & Courtney Little Are All Smiles Arriving To 2023 ACM Awards

Beaming with excitement and dressed to the nines, Swindell and Little showcased their love for one another as they made their way down the red carpet.

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Andrew Wendowski

Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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Posted on May 11, 2023

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Cole Swindell, Courtney Little; Photo Courtesy of Gilbert Flores for PMC

Just days after their engagement, Cole Swindell and Courtney Little took to the 2023 ACM Awards red carpet to make their official red carpet debut as an engaged couple. 

Beaming with excitement and dressed to the nines, Swindell and Little showcased their love for one another as they made their way down the red carpet. As they posed for photos, Little showed off her shiny new engagement ring from Ballantyne Jewelers.

Cole Swindell, Courtney Little; Photo Courtesy of Gilbert Flores for PMC
Cole Swindell, Courtney Little; Photo Courtesy of Gilbert Flores for PMC

Swindell, who is set to perform alongside Jo Dee Messina during Thursday evening’s show, donned his signature Georgia Southern ball cap, a creme-colored suit jacket over a paisley-print  blue shirt, and black jeans. 

Little, the co-owner of The Little Sisters Boutique, opted for an off-the-shoulder nude dress adorned with rhinestones and a sheer skirt.

Engaged On May 8th

Their engagement was announced on Instagram on Monday morning (May 8). Swindell’s post included sweet snapshots from their engagement as he admitted, “Still couldn’t tell ya everything I said down on one knee… All I know is she said “YES”! 💍

The singer/songwriter, added, “We’re so excited!”

Little also shared the news on social media.

“Woke up as future Mrs. Swindell 💍 I’ve never been so happy,” she sweetly shared. “I can’t believe we are ENGAGED!!!!! 🥹” 

Courtney Little Appeared In Cole Swindell “Some Habits”

Courtney Little is a former NBA dancer and 2017 Miss Teen North Carolina. 

Swindell has been dating Little for quite some time now and she may look familiar to fans as she appeared in his music video for “Some Habits,” which was released in the fall of 2021.

The couple made their red carpet debut at the 56th Annual CMA Awards.

Swindell is a first-time ACM Awards nominee in three categories including Single of the Year, Visual Media of the Year, and Music Event of the Year, in which he shares a nomination with his collaborator and fellow artist Jo Dee Messina who received her first nomination in 22 years.

2023 ACM Awards

The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards will feature performances by Jason Aldean, Jordan Davis, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Dolly Parton, Jelly Roll, Ed Sheeran, HARDY, Keith Urban, The War And Treaty, Lainey Wilson, Bailey Zimmerman and more.

Nine awards will be announced during the live broadcast, including Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Duo of the Group, Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Song of the Year, and Music Event of the Year. Several winners were announced ahead of the show.

Cole Swindell, Courtney Little; Photo Courtesy of Gilbert Flores for PMC
Cole Swindell, Courtney Little; Photo Courtesy of Gilbert Flores for PMC

Additionally, “Country Music’s Party Of The Year” will feature a star-studded list of collaborations and unforgettable moments. Reigning ACM Female Artist Of The Year Carly Pearce will team up with Trisha Yearwood to perform a special medley of in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Yearwood winning Female Artist Of The Year. 

Meanwhile, Cole Swindell will join forces with Jo Dee Messina to deliver an epic performance of the “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” remix and Ashley McBryde will take fans to Lindeville with a performance of “Bonfire At Tina’s.”

Gabby Barrett, BRELAND, Brandy Clark, Jordan Davis, Mickey Guyton, Tyler Hubbard, Dustin Lynch, T.J. Osborne, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, MacKenzie Porter, Dak Prescott, Emmitt Smith, Tanya Tucker, Keith Urban and Trisha Yearwood are scheduled to present during the ceremony.

The two-hour awards show will also stream live for a global audience across 240+ countries and territories exclusively on Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch.

Co-hosted by country music icons Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, the 2023 ACM Awards will broadcast live from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas at 7/6c.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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