The Civil Wars

Formed 2009. Disbanded 5 August 2014.
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John Paul White and Joy Williams - The Civil Wars

Grammy award-winning duo The Civil Wars chat to Steve Wright.

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The Civil Wars was an American musical duo composed of singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White. After releasing a live-performance album and a four-song EP, their full-length album Barton Hollow was released in 2011. The band won the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Folk Album in 2012. They released their second album, The Civil Wars, in 2013. In 2013, The duo announced an indefinite hiatus. On August 5, 2014, they announced their decision to permanently part ways.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Barton Hollow

    Barton Hollow 2012

    Reviewed by Mischa Pearlman
    A timeless, anachronistic debut record from the double-Grammy-winners.
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