Grammys add The Civil Wars to line-up
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Grammys add The Civil Wars to line-up

Thursday, February 9, 2012 – The Civil Wars were added to the line-up at the 54th annual GRAMMY Awards. The duo, who are nominated for "Best Folk Album" and "Best Country Duo/Group Performance," will join previously announced performers Adele, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and many others on the live broadcast.

This honor culminates a breakout year for the duo, whose debut album, "Barton Hollow," has sold more than 285,000 units to date.

Other upcoming performances for the duo include "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Feb. 13, PBS's "Austin City Limits" taping on Feb. 29 and an appearance at the Sasquatch Music Festival in George, Wash. on May 25.


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Music keeps flowing from The Civil Wars, and this four-song EP of covers is not filler. In fact, all four songs - Sour Times, Between the Bars, Billie Jean and Talking in Your Sleep - could easily have wound up on a full-scale release by Joy Lynn Williams and John Paul White. Including Billie Jean should come as no shock to anyone who has seen them live because this was a staple in their live gigs (although probably a surprise if you hadn't seen them before). The Michael Jackson song ...
CD review - The Civil Wars One gets the distinct sense that there's a storm a brewing on the jacket of The Civil Wars major label debut. It appears that a huge plume of black smoke is all that remains. And that depiction may be most accurate in a number of ways for The Civil Wars, the duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White. First and perhaps foremost is that Williams and White seem to be at professional odds. As for the material contained here, for the most part, it's about relationships that either have or ...
CD review - Barton Hollow Upon first listen, The Civil Wars comes off like a more Southern version of She & Him. While She & Him draws upon classic pop elements, The Civil Wars is much more country and folk focused. Charlie Peacock produced "Barton Hollow," giving it a simple, sparse acoustic sound; one that is very different from the man's usual solo music or other productions (early Switchfoot albums, which are all comprised of sharp electric guitar rock, and his own solo work veers closer to blue eyed soul). ...


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