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What Happened to The Swon Brothers from The Voice Season 4?
“We cut our teeth until we met Blake Shelton on The Voice,” said Zach and Colton Swon. "That show opened up a whole new fanbase.”
His memories on the show can fuel a catalog of country songs, including mentoring incredible singers and plenty of smart aleck-y exchanges with fellow Coaches including Chance the Rapper, Niall Horan, and Kelly Clarkson.
In honor of his final episode, the Swon Brothers, who mentored in Season 4, returned for the Finals to send him off in style. Here's a recap of their time on The Voice.
Who Are The Swon Brothers?
Zach and Colton Swon, collectively known as the Swon Brothers, are from Muskogee, Oklahoma. They wowed audiences on Season 4 of The Voice in 2013, while they were in their 20s. By then, they’d been performing since they were kids and had released their 2009 contemporary country album, Another Day.
How Did the Swon Brothers Do on The Voice?
For their The Voice Blind Audition, the duo sang Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “American Girl” which led to three chair turns — Usher, Shakira, and last but not least, Shelton, who became their season-long Coach.
For the Battle Rounds, the brothers again tapped Tom Petty with their persuasive cover of “I Won’t Back Down.” During the Top 8 Live performances, the brothers sang Steve Young’s “Seven Bridges Road.” They dedicated their rendition to victims of a violent Oklahoma hurricane.
They ultimately made it to the Live Finale, where the Eagles’ “I Can’t Tell You Why” was among their songs. When all was sung and done, the Swon Brothers finished third.
What Did the Swon Brothers Do After The Voice?
Straight out of the gate, the sibs parlayed their experience on the NBC reality contest into a career boost. They’ve been touring and making music ever since.
In late 2013, they signed a record deal with a major label and released their debut single, “Later On.” A year later, their self-titled The Swon Brothers album dropped. Their faithful followers are called The Swonterage.
The Swon Brothers have been up for CMA’s Vocal Duo of the Year and have toured extensively. That includes hitting the road with Carrie Underwood.
They have had ups and downs – music labels come, music labels go. By 2018, “parts of the business” had taken a toll, the brothers said in an interview, noting, "We were ready to just hang it up.”
Their strong connection with Shelton helped reinvigorate them. The Swon Brothers are featured on the title song they co-wrote with two other authors on Shelton’s 2021 album Body Language. A sample of the frisky lyrics: “We can talk all night without saying a word.”
On their website, they note that they’re “just two bros making music [who] cut out teeth until we met Blake Shelton on The Voice. That show opened up a whole new fanbase.”