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The Swon Brothers Release Stirring New Single “Rifle Left Behind”

Latest Song is a Prayerful Nod to the Sacrifice Made by Soldiers

(Nashville, TN – May 24, 2024) – The Swon Brothers are taking a moment this holiday weekend to stop and acknowledge the immeasurable sacrifice our servicemen and women make with their latest single, “Rifle Left Behind,” out just in time for Memorial Day.  STREAM HERE

The quietly powerful tune uses a family rifle handed down through the generations to illustrate the countless stories of tradition, honor, sacrifice, and loss that so many American families have experienced and endured over the decades, through all the conflicts, and to pay tribute to those selfless heroes who give so much. The song was written and produced solely by the brothers and features only strings in the stripped-down, acoustic track.

“There’s no fluff, smoke, or mirrors with this one.  Just a couple of guitars and some relatable lyrics.  People will love it or hate it.  This is my favorite kind of song to write,” said Zach Swon about the moving new song.

“This song takes me straight to my family roots.  It says something worth saying,” adds Colton Swon.

The new single will appear on the Swons’ latest project, a new acoustic EP called IMAGINE CABIN SESSIONS, which is due out later this year. 

“Rifle Left Behind” is featured today on Radio SoBro’s “NuMu Friday” at 10am CT and 2:30pm CT HERE.


“Chilling. The Swon Brothers once again managed to do what they do best — write songs and give an emotionally-packed delivery — on ‘Rifle Left Behind.’ More than just an amazing song, by two amazing singers, ‘Rifle Left Behind’ is a beautiful reminder of the power of one song. Simply stunning.” Gayle Thompson, Owner/Editor-in-Chief, Everything Nash

“‘Rifle Left Behind’ is a truly heartfelt song that serves as a relatable memory for many who have lost a loved one who took them hunting or gave their life while serving our country. The emotional delivery of this song mixed with the beautiful harmonies these two brothers produce made this song so special. It is moving and REAL. I for one, greatly miss the man who left his rifles behind and my eyes welled up with tears as I listened. Zach and Colton are a true gift to the music industry and we are all blessed because of them.” Missy Lemmon, Co-Founder & Journalist, Center Stage Magazine  

“Simplicity. It doesn’t diminish value. It REVEALS it. With ‘Rifle Left Behind,’ the Swon Brothers showcase the strength of their vocals with a lovely yet spare arrangement, allowing the lyric to better penetrate what has become a pretty noisy world. Well done, gentlemen; this one hits the target.”  Jeff McMahon, ACM-nominated keyboardist and host of the McMahon on Keys podcast.

“The lyrics in this song speak volumes to our veterans who sacrificed so much, in some cases everything, so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we have today. From antlers on the wall, to those who took the fall. Great job The Swon Brothers.”  Tim Kelly, President KICR Indie Country Radio/The Tim Kelly Show

“The latest single from The Swon Brothers really pays tribute to veterans and families who have lost loved ones. The Swon Brothers are the future of country music, always captivating their audiences with their energetic live shows and their songwriting. The new single, ‘Rifle Left Behind’ is a testament to their excellent harmonies and strength, courage, and dedication to all families who have lost loved ones.” Brandon Morrell, Founder/Host, The Backstage Pass

Known for their seamlessly smooth, tight-knit sibling 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 fun-loving personalities since childhood. Since releasing their major label hit, “Later On,” the brothers have written and produced their own music independently and also contributed to superstar Blake Shelton’s album BODY LANGUAGE, co-writing the title track and appearing as featured performers on the song. During their career, the brothers have garnered industry honors and nominations with nods from The Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music, and The CMT Music Awards. Their music has landed on many digital streaming platforms and Spotify editorial playlists including; New Boots, Breakout Country, Next From Nashville, New Country, New Music Nashville, Country Sunrise, and more. The Swon Brothers have toured as part of Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller Tour and Brad Paisley’s Country Nation World Tour, as well as headlining their own cross-country shows. Through the years the brothers have raised more than $200,000.00 and thousands of pounds of non-perishable food at their annual “Swon Brothers’ Concert to Benefit the Salvation Army” for their hometown and regional area.  Their full-length, self-produced album celebrating some of their favorite songs from the artists who influenced their music called, COVERS VOL 1, was released in late 2023. “One Good Woman,” from their forthcoming EP, IMAGINE CABIN SESSIONS, debuted in April and their newest release, from the same collection, “Rifle Left Behind” is out now.