I don’t know exactly what it is, but it has been a good luck charm for them both.
According to Bryan, when Swindell won the ACM for new artist of the year that night, he handed the lucky souvenir in his pocket to Bryan — who then went on to win the biggest award of the night, entertainer of the year.
“I’ve watched how hard Cole has worked and earned everything along the way, and it was really great sharing that moment with him,” Bryan told ACM Tempo magazine, adding that once Swindell picked up his own trophy and Bryan gave this mystery piece, “It was a pretty good mojo.”
Was it a rabbit’s foot? A tiny horse shoe? A penny from some sidewalk in Dallas? A four-leaf clover?
“I’m not telling. I still have it,” Bryan said. “We’ll have to break it back out at the next situation.”