The Swon Brothers Honored With Rhythm and Routes Oklahoma Music Trail Induction

The Swon Brothers Honored With Rhythm and Routes Oklahoma Music Trail Induction
                Nashville, TN (June 7, 2017)
As they embark on a very busy CMA Music Fest week, Zach and Colton, The
Swon Brothers, are being honored with an induction into their home
state of Oklahoma’s lineage of music artists, The Rhythm and Routes
Oklahoma Music Trail. 
brother’s current single “Don’t Call Me” is climbing the country charts
and has over one million streams on Spotify. Zach and Colton will
perform this week during CMA Music Festival on Friday June 9th at 1:10pm
on the Chevy Park Stage.  You can check out the duo’s music fest
activities by clicking here. 
Rhythm and Routes Oklahoma Music Trail highlights places of
significance with respect to Oklahoma’s musical heritage as well as the
lives, careers and achievements of musicians born or raised in Oklahoma,
as well as those who spent a significant part of their musical career
endeavor was spawned in 2010 by Senate Resolution 129, initiating a
partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation,
the Oklahoma Historical Society, OKPOP, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
and BancFirst. The collective identified inductees who will be featured
on this interactive website intended to give viewers an inside look at
their lives, careers and contributions to Oklahoma music, thereby
generating tourism and economic development opportunities in the
communities where notable sites are located. 
The first phase of the project showcased 43 honorees on the Rhythm & Routes website, a section of The official travel and tourism website for Oklahoma Tourism, acquires over 63,000 page views each day, allowing the project to reach a national and international audience. 
The project has continued to showcase one honoree each month and now includes over 60 artists and venues.
project incorporates various types of content for each inductee
including video footage (concert footage, interviews, music clips,)
audio recordings (music samples, audio interviews, radio recordings,)
photos (family photos, yearbook photos, school photos, concert photos,)
music posters, ticket stubs, concert programs, set lists, personal
letters, and other personal details such as favorite restaurants or
other venues, trivia, likes and dislikes, and personal accounts or other
stories related to that individual. 
first 43 inductees (in alphabetical order) were: The All American
Rejects, BJ Thomas, Blake Shelton, Bob Wills, Cain’s Ballroom, Carrie
Underwood, Charlie Christian, Chet Baker, Conway Twitty, DC Minner, Deep
Deuce, Elvin Bishop, Garth Brooks, Gene Autry, Hanson, Hoyt Axton, Mae
Boren Axton, Jesse Ed Davis, Jimmy Webb, JJ Cale, Kelli O’Hara, Kings of
Leon, Kristin Chenoweth, Leon Russell, Leona Mitchell, the Muskogee
Civic Center, Patti Page, Reba McEntire, Roger Miller, Ronnie Dunn, Roy
Clark, Ryan Tedder, Sandi Patty, The Church Studio, The Farm in
Stillwater, The Flaming Lips, The Gap Band, Toby Keith, Vince Gill,
Wallace Willis, Wanda Jackson, Woody Guthrie and The Zoo Ampitheatre. 
two inductees included: The Academy of Contemporary Music at the
University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO), The Blue Door, Bryan White,
The Chainsaw Kittens, Jana Jae, John Fullbright, Leon McAuliffe, Mason
Williams, McSwain Theatre, The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, Sarah Coburn
and Wayman Tisdale.
far in 2017, the project has inducted Albert Brumley, Jody Miller, The
Brady Theater, The Nixons, Kellie Coffey and The Swon Brothers. 
& Routes is the first project of its kind in Oklahoma and gives
long overdue recognition to the communities in our state that have
inspired our rich musical heritage.
Swon Brothers gained notoriety as finalists on NBC’s “The Voice,” in
2013 and released their major-label debut, THE SWON BROTHERS, on October
14, 2014, putting their stamp on the 11-song collection by co-producing
with award-winning producer Mark Bright.  The album’s first single
“Later On” was the duo’s first Top 15 HIT. 
2014 Zach and Colton received a CMA Award nomination for “Vocal Duo of
the Year.”  They received an ACM Award nomination for “Vocal Duo of the
Year” followed by a CMT Music Award nomination for “Duo Video of the
Year” in 2015 and also opened for Brad Paisley on his Country Nation
World Tour earlier that year.  In January of 2016 the brothers surprised
their fans with a brand new EP called TIMELESS, which hit the #2 spot
on the Country iTunes chart just hours after its release, and debuted at
#19 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart.  On January 30, 2016 they
kicked off their first show in Jacksonville, Florida on Carrie
Underwood’s “Storyteller Tour,” which toured arenas across the U.S. and
Canada and wrapped on November 28th.  That summer the brothers played a
slate of their own “Swoncerts” nationwide.  On March 17th of this year,
Zach and Colton released their new EP, PRETTY COOL SCARS, which was
produced by Brad Hill (Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne). The debut single
“Don’t Call Me” was released on iTunes on February 24th and is also at
country radio. 
with the Rising Star award by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2013,
the Muskogee, OK, natives have been charming fans with their incredible
sibling harmonies and fun-loving personalities since childhood.   
Find them online at, on Twitter @TheSwonBrothers, and on Facebook at

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