The Swon Brothers get matching Proverbs 17:17 tattoos on their arms Instagram/@TheSwonBrothers

There?s no bond quite as strong as the bond between brothers. Just ask Zach and Colton Swon, professionally know as the Swon Brothers.

The country duo have been together, well, their whole lives and the love each other so much they decided to chase their musical dreams together!

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How many siblings do you know that could handle that? They?re few and far between.

Remember when we first met the Swon Brothers on NBC?s “The Voice,” when they joined Team Blake (Shelton) and secured a third place finish on season four? They went on to make a big splash at country radio with their debut single ?Later On,? and now they?re still taking on the country world together.

But on Feb. 21, it was all about Zach, who was celebrating a birthday. And little brother Colton couldn?t resist paying tribute to his sibling.

?It?s Zach Swon?s Bday today,” Colton wrote on Instagram. “There will never be a big brother as cool as mine. I could go on and on about his God-given talents, his giant heart or how I will always look up to him … but I won?t because that?s not what little brothers do. I love you big bro. Y?all help me wish him a happy birthday.” He also worked in a plug for the duo’s new single, “What Ever Happened,” coming to digital retailers and streaming services on Friday.

Now that is just about the sweetest thing we?ve seen in a long time. These boys care about each other so much. It?s so great to see family so close and connected.

And it looks like they?re even more connected now thanks to these super-cool matching tattoos. This ink is fresh, too!


The tats read ?17:17? and Colton doesn?t give much of an indication of the symbolism or intent behind the ink, but we have a theory.

Our team thinks it might stand for a verse in the Bible, Proverbs 17:17, which says, ?A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.?

We can?t be sure, but it would absolutely make sense ? and make it that much more meaningful for the brothers.

What do you guys think? Could it be a nod to that Bible verse? Or is it something else?

Meanwhile, Zach is feeling extra blessed by all the birthday love he received, and decided to thank everyone is the most hilarious way ?

“A one of a kind thank you for all the birthday wishes from @zachswon himself,” he captioned an Instagram video in which he used a comical filter to address his fans.


Have mercy, he?s a hoot.

Happy birthday, Zach! We hope it was as much fun as it seemed to be!

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The guy?s brand new single ?What Ever Happened? hits Spotify and iTunes Feb. 23. You can also share your childhood photos and videos with the duo for a chance to be featured in the single?s lyric video!

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she's not making it, she's talking or writing about it. She's worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She's even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story.
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