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The Swon Brothers


Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published June 2, 2021

Admitting they never really had a backup plan to their desire to pursue music, the Swon Brothers set their sights on Nashville at a young age, staying in hotels with their parents, making the “writers’ rounds,” and playing any place in the city that would allow kids to play. 

Their big break came in 2013 as finalists on NBC’s fourth season of The Voice. They released their eponymous major-label debut a year later with the album’s first single, “Later On,” charting at No. 8 on the Billboard Country Singles chart. 

Since then, they have toured almost non-stop, headlining smaller venues as well as opening for big name acts like Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, winning fans every night. They have also released two EPs and gained nominations for Vocal Duo of the Year for both the CMA and the ACM Awards, and a nomination for the CMT Award for Duo Video of the Year.

While it’s the music that brings people to the shows, fans say that it’s their sibling bond that makes them special in the live setting. They know how to work an audience and have created a large group of loyal followers that call themselves “The Swontourage.” 

As they prepare to release new music this year, the band is on the road getting back into form. You can experience a “Swoncert” when the brothers come to Van Wert for a free performance.

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