Though they both write, they mined a wealth of rich outside material for their major-label debut, but for “Songs That Said It All,” the duo co-wrote the track as the result of a chance meeting at a concert by one of their biggest influences: the Eagles.
“My brother ran into [Lady Antebellum’s] Charles Kelley at an Eagles concert in Nashville, and he was kind enough to say, ‘Hey, let’s get together and write,’” recalls Colton. “And we exchanged numbers and wrote that song with him and Dave Haywood the next week. We’re really proud of it since it’s the song we co-wrote together on the album.”
Crisp, standout vocals, heartfelt music, and tight harmonies are a hallmark of this diverse and impressive out-of-the-gate album by the Swons, who as co-producers took pains in the studio to make sure that their distinctive vocal sound was the main focus throughout.
“We didn’t really have a formula,” Zach says, “but we picked songs that – while musically different – allow our harmonies to lay in perfectly. I think that’s what’s going to be the tie that binds everything together on this project.”
And in their choice of songs, the 2014 CMA Vocal Duo of the Year nominees also set out to make an album that they felt would endure. “We wanted to make a record that we would want to hear years from now,” Colton says, as Zach adds, “Ultimately, we made something that we are very proud to call ‘us.’”
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A Michigan native who grew up listening to country and R&B music, Gracin catapulted to fame after auditioning for the hit television series American Idol in 2003 during the show’s second season.
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Following his run on the series and the completion of his military service (he was honorably discharged in 2004); Gracin released his self-titled debut album in June 2004. Combining substantive lyrics about the realities of everyday life with the soulful vocal style that has always been at the heart of his artistry, the album was RIAA-certified gold and spawned three Top Five singles
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An all-American country artist from Dallas, Texas, Craig Wayne Boyd has played more than 1,000 shows, and shared the stage with Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser and Brantley Gilbert. Dynamic and charismatic, Boyd’s sound is rooted in the southern tradition of country music and topped with a rebellious flair.