By Jordyn Smith
Nashville country young guns, The Swon Brothers, are headed to Texas A&M on Friday October 9. Brought in by MSC OPAS, they will be performing at 7:30 PM in Rudder Auditorium. Hailing from Muskogee, Oklahoma, the duo has been performing since a very early age. The brothers grew up performing in their family’s band, making it easy to develop a love of music and performing. Naturally, the two knew they wanted to continue music professionally.
When forming The Swon Brothers, they auditioned for the hit TV show “The Voice” in 2013 where they became an instant fan-favorite. With Blake Shelton as their mentor, The Swon Brothers became the first duo to break into the Top 12. They continued to gain momentum, and would eventually finish the show in the Top 3. Following their success on “The Voice,” they signed with Arista Nashville, a division of Sony Music Nashville.
The brothers found success in their first release “Later On” in 2014. The track rose to the top of the iTunes charts and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in September of 2014. Later in the year, the duo landed their first CMA Awards nomination as Duo of the Year.
They are coming off a huge year on the road with Brad Paisley on his Country Nation World Tour. Though they are done with Paisley’s tour, the brothers are maintaining a busy schedule. Between touring themselves, they are back in the studio recording new music. Their harmonies and high-energy shows are bringing fans back for more. Not only have they made an impression on fans, they have made a great impression on those important in the music industry and media. This will be a can’t-miss show! Get out to Rudder Auditorium this Friday, October 9, to catch a one-of-a-kind performance by this rising country duo!
We had a chance to sit down with the brothers to talk about humble beginnings, the struggle of working together as brothers, and what Aggies can expect from their upcoming show with MSC OPAS.
MW: You two were the first duo to crack the Top 12 on “The Voice,” what was that experience like?
SB: People told us that finishing in the finale of “The Voice” was almost impossible. Just goes to show you what having a friend and mentor like Blake Shelton can do to take you to the next level. The experience went above and beyond our hopes and expectations, thanks to Blake and country music fans.
MW: Being siblings in a band has to be a lot of fun, but seems like it could be a challenge at times; what’s it like to be out on the road together?
SB: Heck yes, it’s hard. We fight like brothers will always fight, and we laugh like brothers laugh together. We couldn’t do this as solo careers and never will.
MW: Your first single, “Later On,” debuted in 2014 and was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart; what was that feeling like? What was your reaction the first time you heard it on the radio?
SB: Climbing the charts was an amazing thing to watch. It leaves you speechless and humbled by the support from country radio and of course country music fans.
MW: What can Aggieland expect from your show? What excites you about coming to College Station?
SB: High energy, plus an up close and personal in-your-face type of show. We’ve heard that Aggieland has some crazy country music fans and we are ready to meet you all. Also, we will be performing brand new music that no one has heard yet. Hope y’all like it!