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The Civil Wars

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  • Formed: Nashville, TN
  • Disbanded: Nashville, TN
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Group Members: Joy Williams
  • Website: thecivilwars.com
  • Recent Activity: 11.10.15 RT @b_r_k10: The Civil Wars - Dance Me to the End of Love 🎶 👍🏻 @thecivilwars http://t.co/wdNdLadQfE
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Biography All Music Guide

Group Members: Joy Williams

All Music Guide:

An Americana, folk, and country duo formed around guitarist John Paul White and vocalist Joy Williams, the Civil Wars made a quick name for themselves with the release of a digital album, Live at Eddie's Attic, in 2009. The Poison & Wine EP followed later that year, and the duo partnered with producer Charlie Peacock to begin recording a full-length album in 2010. The result, Barton Hollow, was released in February 2011, topping the digital charts and cracking Billboard's Top 20 during its first week. Live at Amoeba appeared in the spring of 2012, and although rumors of a split for the duo circulated, two projects appeared in 2013, the soundtrack to the movie A Place at the Table, which saw the duo working with producer T-Bone Burnett, and a new full-length studio album, the self-titled The Civil Wars, which was released at the end of the summer. Although it debuted at number one and earned strong reviews, it proved to be their last. White and Williams issued a statement in August 2014 that they had "regretfully decided to permanently part ways."


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  • 11.10.15 RT @Mikaela_Imani: No Ordinary Love | Live At Eddie's Attic | 2009 | @thecivilwars https://t.co/ljTw4uEGzM https://t.co/jbfUN0RRQf
  • 11.10.15 RT @PasteMagazine: Streaming now on Paste Radio: The Civil Wars, live from SXSW. https://t.co/KBs6zxCJRk @thecivilwars https://t.co/JV8PACs…
  • 11.10.15 RT @NBCTheVoice: .@Chance_Pena is using his second chance to light up the #VoicePlayoffs stage with @thecivilwars’ “Barton Hollow.” #VoiceP…
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  • 08.09.15 RT @KingOfTheEdge: "I've got this friend, a loveless romantic, all that he really wants, is someone to want him back."-@thecivilwars
  • 05.24.15 RT @jessica__laura: I can't carry the weight of this war I can't do it anymore Everyone's wounded Nobody's won #WhatAGoodWomanDoes
  • 03.13.15 RT @acltv: Exclusive #acltv interview with @thecivilwars, check it out! http://t.co/M3zpiBPgtb
  • 03.10.15 RT @acltv: This Saturday get ready for @thecivilwars and @punchbrothers on @PBS! http://t.co/Hjcbul7Ffz
  • 03.09.15 RT @owlee_marie: Throwback to the day I met @thecivilwars 😭😭😭 http://t.co/EkcsG1053K
  • 03.09.15 RT @LittletownLinds: @thecivilwars album on vinyl is best way to end any day. #vinylperfection #thecivilwars http://t.co/Vh2whxdAY6
  • 02.19.15 RT @HannahHanberry: Oh, I could get over you.. But please don’t ask me to.. Just so you know.. You’ll always be the only one ❤ @thecivilwars