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“The Voice”: The Swon Brothers, of Muskogee, sway their way onto Blake Shelton's team

Muskogee natives Zach and Colton Swon talk about choosing fellow Oklahoman Blake Shelton as their coach and their experience of being on “The Voice.”
BY MELISSA HAYER mhayer@opubco.com Modified: April 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm •  Published: April 5, 2013
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From left, Zach and Colton Swon of "The Swon Brothers" NBC PHOTO NBC

Zach: Yeah, I think our fan base that we have probably would've shunned us from Oklahoma if we picked anyone else.

Q: How did you make it to the blind auditions?

Colton: We were actually in Nashville, and we were traveling back, and our keyboard player was wanting to try out in Memphis. Our keyboard player said, “Hey, the blind auditions are in Memphis. Let's go.” And, so we're like, “Heck, yeah, let's do it.” And it was very spur of the moment.

Q: Why did you choose “American Girl” to perform?

Zach: We just wanted to do something kinda upbeat, and you can't go wrong with a classic rock song, and, even so, I think if it was on radio today, it might be on country radio more so than rock.

Q: What's the coolest thing you've learned from Blake at this point?

Zach: I think the coolest thing about Blake so far — he's definitely helped us in the music side of things, but just knowing that a guy that is so huge and on top of his career right now is so down to earth and so humble. The first day I met him, it just seemed like somebody I'd hang out with back at home.


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