CBS singing family has Greenville roots

Published 6:06 pm Friday, February 27, 2009

On Monday February 14, The Oswald Brothers Band was introduced to America on the national television program The Early Show on CBS. They entered a three-minute video of one of their original songs along with hundreds of other entrants from across America.

They were selected by the CBS judges as a top six finalist group.

The Oswald brothers are the sons of David W. and Pam Oswald formerly of Greenville and Inverness, Florida. They currently reside in Duluth, Georgia.

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Their grandparents are H. Wayne and Sue (Talley) Oswald. Wayne is the President of Brannen Bank in Inverness, Florida and previously served as an officer of the Greenville Bank.

Their 95-year-old great-grandmother, Hattie Inez Lewis Talley Morris, also formerly of Greenville, currently resides in Mary Esther, Florida.

The Oswald Brothers have been playing music together for about two years, and have performed in numerous churches, Christian Schools, Right to Life events and various community events.

The brothers say “Our mission is to serve God through music and song.”

Zach, 17, plays piano, guitar and is the lead vocalist. Jacob, 15, plays lead guitar and Nich, 14, plays drums. They work together to compose their music and write the lyrics.

The Oswald Brothers traveled on Monday Feb. 23 to New York City to face-off against another singing family group from Cleveland Ohio and performed a song selected from a list provided by CBS along with a short version of their original song Generation Next.

The winning family will be announced April 1.