The Civil Wars have been making a big splash in the music industry as of late. The duo just won two Grammys, including: Best Folk Album, and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their song, “Barton Hollow.” The duo is made of singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White. While in a Nashville studio for a songwriting session in 2008, the pair hit it off and began making music together.
Since meeting, The Civil Wars have recorded a live album, “Live at Eddie’s Attic,” an EP, “Poison & Wine,” and a studio album, “Barton Hollow.” The title song from “Poison & Wine” was featured on ABC’s hit series, Grey’s Anatomy. After hearing the song play during a climactic portion of the show, thousands of viewers searched for the mystery music and found The Civil Wars. They have been featured in Paste Magazine’s “Best of What’s Next” column as well as being featured in several other articles about up and coming music groups. In addition to print mentions, The Civil Wars have performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno twice, and were the opening act for Adele’s tour across North America.
In addition to winning two Grammys, The Civil Wars sang a snippet of their song, “Barton Hollow” before introducing Taylor Swift’s performance during the airing of the show. Being able to perform on television for such a large audience will undoubtedly help the duo reach more people with their music. The Civil Wars have an earthy and real sound that has attracted people to listen and buy their album.
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