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The Swon Brothers

Zach and Colton Swon, better known as The Swon Brothers, won numerous fans during their time competing on the fourth season of NBC’s The Voice. The Muskogee, Okla., natives were coached by fellow Oklahoman Blake Shelton, and earned a third place finish.

Shortly after their stint on The Voice, they signed with Arista Nashville, home to Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Jerrod Niemann, Kix Brooks, The Henningsens and others. Since their time on The Voice, and signing with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment for booking, the brothers have had precious little downtime. Their calendar is filled with concert dates and recording sessions. Not a bad payoff from the audition for The Voice, especially considering it was an impulse decision for the brothers. “We went along to support someone else who was auditioning, and we auditioned, too,” said Zach. “We didn’t expect to make it to the finals.”

Zach and Colton have been performing for most of their lives, and by the ages of nine and 12, they were traveling to Nashville in pursuit of their musical dreams. They moved to Nashville full-time in August 2013. The brothers visited MusicRow‘s office recently to perform a trio of acoustic songs including their first single, “Later On,” penned by Ryan Hurd, Joey Hyde, and Justin Wilson. The song was one of the first tunes pitched to the duo for their upcoming debut album, and will officially impact radio in March. “It had that harmony-driven melody that we love,” said Zach. They are collaborating with producer Mark Bright on the project.

The Swon Brothers also performed a new tune, which the brothers co-wrote with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum. The brothers talked to Kelley during a recent Eagles concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and the pair decided to write together. Their final song during the visit was a cover of Loggins & Messina’s “Danny’s Song,” that Shelton suggested they perform on The Voice. The brothers recently performed the song with Kenny Loggins backstage at one of Loggins’ concerts.

“We are excited to be here in Nashville, living our dream,” said Colton.

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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