Congratulations are in order to Season 4 Voice finalists Zach and Colton Swon, also known as The Swon Brothers, who have signed a record deal with Arista Nashville, label home of Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood!
Check out the press release, which says to expect their debut single in spring 2014.
Sony Music Nashville Signs The Swon Brothers to the Arista Nashville Roster
Sony Music Nashville is pleased to announce the signing of The Voice Season 4 finalists The Swon Brothers to its Arista Nashville roster. Zach and Colton Swon – the brother duo from Oklahoma whose signature sibling harmony and spirited personalities solidified them as a fan favorite as part of The Voice’s Team Blake – are currently writing and securing songs for their major label debut album, with a first single due in the spring of 2014.
“Signing with Arista is literally our dream coming true,” says Colton Swon. “My brother and I have been chasing this goal for 15 years now. Being a part of The Voice was an unbelievable experience; there isn’t another show like it. Our mentor and friend Blake Shelton gave us the direction and advice we needed to keep this dream alive. We feel blessed beyond measure for the chance to continue to connect with people through our music. Arista is the home we were looking for and we have a great team of people helping us on this journey!”
Zach Swon offers, “We are so excited to get into the studio to make new music for our fans. It’s amazing and humbling for us to have so many fans supporting us now and asking us when we are going to have a record out. We are looking forward to our new relationship with Sony and making some history together.”
Fans can enjoy a video clip of The Swon Brothers as they celebrate their signing, online here: [VIDEO BELOW]
No strangers to the stage, The Swon Brothers have been performing since they were old enough to talk. When they were 9 and 11 years old, they asked their parents to “drop by” Nashville on the way to their Florida vacation so they could “get a record deal.” They marched into every label on Music Row to play for anyone who would listen and continued making trips to Music City to hone their craft.
Now seasoned musicians, the brothers’ impressive performances on The Voice included their tribute to the late George Jones with a rendition of his classic “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes,” as well as Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page” and Loggins & Messina’s “Danny’s Song,” both of which landed among iTunes’ Top 10 singles leading up to the close of The Voice voting the morning following their performance, with “Danny’s Song” hitting #2 overall and #1 among iTunes’ country Top Songs.
Recently honored with the Rising Star award by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, the Swons have been increasingly busy since their time on The Voice, touring steadily and making numerous appearances, including playing the halftime show at a recent Arizona Cardinals/Detroit Lions game and singing at the 2013 Warrior Open golf tournament in Dallas for an audience that included former President George W. Bush. They also enjoyed a rare treat during a recent trip to Washington, D.C., when Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) from their home state gave them a private tour of the U.S. Capitol before their performance at the Susan G. Komen Honoring The Promise Benefit Concert the following evening.
Keep up with The Swon Brothers online at www.swonbrothers.com , on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter @TheSwonBrothers
Via Sony Nashville
Here is video of the Swon Brothers arriving at the Sony Nashville offices to sign their deal:
The duo actually had the biggest single week of sales for any song performed on The Voice during Season 4, as their cover of the Loggins & Messina hit “Danny’s Song” sold 73k after their 1st performance of the song.
Trying to guess at the Swon Brothers’s chances to break through in the market, well, their sound should fit well with the country/rock lean of the market, and their performances on The Voice included a savvy, timely, and solid reading of the George Jones classic “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes.” They are also male. The country market is rather thin on successful duos at this time, with only Florida-Georgia Line and Thompson Square making any impact at country radio. RCA Nashville’s Love & Theft is a little over a year removed from a #1 hit, but have struggled to find a hit since then. Warner Brothers has a new Hunter Hayes-ish duo Dan & Shay just starting out with a single that’s t40 in just 3 weeks. The Voice has yielded 2 acts who are making inroads at country radio with their debut singles through Big Machine Label Group (pop/rocker Cassadee Pope and country/pop singer Danielle Bradbery), but the Swon Brothers will obviously have a different team behind them.
Zach and Colton were born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Zach actually knows country superstar/Season 4 Idol champ and the Swon Brothers’ new labelmate Carrie Underwood from back in their college days at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. They shared the stage in a regular live show called Downtown Country, which they reminisced about on Twitter while the Swon Brothers were on The Voice. Carrie’s been supportive of the boys after their season of The Voice ended, as they reported that she took them out to dinner their 1st night in Nashville. In the same interview, they said they were sorting through multiple major label offers.
The Swon Brothers have been playing a bunch of live gigs around the country since The Voice. They are represented by William Morris Endeavor Nashville, which also represents Brad Paisley, their coach Blake Shelton, and Season 4 Voice champ Danielle Bradbery.
Congrats and good luck to the Swon Brothers on this next step in their career.