The classic tale of a wide-eyed kid, who gets schooled by a mysterious drifter in a vintage Cadillac, gets an updated treatment from The Swon Brothers on their rocking new version of the beloved country classic, “The Ride.” LISTEN HERE
Zach Swon’s growling vocals add just the right amount of fire and grit to the eerie tale of a struggling young singer who gets picked up and given some caution and wisdom by the ghost of Hank Williams, Sr. The mystical tune was originally a Top 10 HIT for David Allan Coe in the 1980’s and appeared on his Castles In The Sand album. The Swons felt it was a perfect choice for their new forthcoming album COVERS VOL 1.
“Songs about classic country artists like Hank Sr. always haunt me in a good way. This is just a really cool story and I can visualize every line. My favorite songs are the ones that would make a good movie and this is one of those,” says Zach Swon.
“Bringing new life into a classic country song like this took me back to why I love country music,” Colton Swon comments.
Both contemporary country fans and those who love the original are sure to enjoy the duo’s take on one of country music’s spookiest and undeniably coolest tracks, which is available today at all streaming outlets.
ABOUT THE SWON BROTHERS
Known for their seamlessly smooth, tight-knit family harmonies, The Swon Brothers were thrilling audiences long before their appearance as finalists on NBC’s The Voice. Honored with the “Rising Star” award by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and inducted into the “Rhythm and Routes Oklahoma Music Trail,” the Muskogee, OK natives have been charming fans with their incredible sibling harmonies and fun-loving personalities since childhood. Brothers Zach and Colton Swon are not only consummate performers who’ve built a loyal, devoted fan base and strong social media following, they are also top-notch songwriters and producers who have contributed to many projects in Country and beyond, including superstar Blake Shelton’s album BODY LANGUAGE. The duo co-wrote the title track and are also featured performers on the song. They released their own self-produced version of “Body Language” in late 2022. Numerous industry honors and nominations for CMA, ACM and CMT Music Awards are evidence of just how far the duo has come since their early days rising up through the competition on “The Voice,” to the polished, confident artists they are today. The Swons’ music has been featured on numerous digital streaming platforms and playlists, including Spotify Editorial Playlists: New Boots, Breakout Country, Next From Nashville, New Country, New Music Nashville, Country Sunrise, and more. In-demand performers, The Swon Brothers have toured as part of Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller Tour and Brad Paisley’s Country Nation World Tour, as well headlining their own cross-country shows, and in 2022 raised more than $72k in funding and 3k pounds of non-perishable food at their 10th Annual Swon Brothers’ Concert to Benefit The Salvation Army in their hometown. Check out The Swon Brothers’ web site and social media platforms for information on their latest music releases. www.swonbrothers.com
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