‘The Voice’ News: The Swon Brothers Thank Show For Preparing Them For Their Careers As Professional Country Singers, ‘It Was Like A Boot Camp’ [VIDEO]

The Voice's Season 4 contestants The Swon Brothers are thankful they participated on the reality singing competition show.

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Zach and Colton Swon were on Team Blake Shelton during the Spring 2013 season that aired from March until June.

The duo placed in third and recently revealed to The Joplin Globe on Friday how The Voice helped prepare them for their current careers.

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The Oklahoma natives claimed the show gave them the insight they needed to fulfill their dreams of becoming professional country musicians.

"It was like a boot camp for what we are doing now," Colton said.

"There were long days starting at 4 a.m., rehearsals, interviews. We thought we were working hard, until we got to The Voice, where we found out we can always do more," he added.

The brothers prior to auditioning for The Voice, released their music independently, but liked that The Voice allowed for them to perform together.

"We could perform as a duo, and that was a game changer for us," Zach said, adding, "A lot of shows are solos. The fact that we could do this as us was huge, and that show is nothing but talent. The people on that show sing their butts off."

The pair shared Shelton helped shape their song selection while they were on the show and it carried over into who they are currently.

"The fact that we went on national TV and the audience was receptive to George Jones and Merle Haggard songs," Colton stated, adding, "What we found out is that country has the most loyal fans over any other genre. What Blake said is that if we are going to be in country, we have to show fans our roots. And they've stuck with us."

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