Great news for Cole Swindell! He just announced he will be joining entrepreneur Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster, and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes as a celebrity judge for the 2017 Miss America Competition.
I’m so excited to be a judge at this year’s competition,” the “You Should Be Here” singer, 33, tells PEOPLE. “Knowing how hard the contestants must work to get there, I’m looking forward to helping one of them become Miss America!
Cole released his sophomore album, “You Should Be Here” back in May. His title single from the album is his fifth consecutive No. 1 hit.
His buddy and fellow bachelor, Brett Eldredge who hosted the 2015 Miss American pageant, knows what it’s like to stand on stage and hope to have earned enough votes to win that coveted trophy. Maybe he can share some hosting tips with the “Middle Of A Memory” singer!
Swimsuit is obviously a great category but the talent part says a lot about a person,” Eldredge said…“Everybody in the whole world has a certain talent. I grew up being in talent shows and I always loved them, so I think that will be my favorite part…seeing what each woman brings to the table.”
The Miss America pageant is scheduled to air live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall at 9-11 p.m. ET (tape-delayed PT) on Sunday, Sept. 11, on ABC.