Sad news today in (my) music world. The Civil Wars have announced a formal breakup of the band, citing artistic differences.
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In a statement on their Facebook page, the band managers said “The Civil Wars — made up of duo partners Joy Williams and John Paul White — have regretfully decided to permanently part ways. The difficult decision ends a tumultuous period for the four-time Grammy Award-winning band, who has been on indefinite hiatus since late 2012.”
Personally, I am crushed. The album Barton Hollow is on of my very favorites. After they won Grammys for Best Folk Album, Best Country Duo/Group Performance, I though they’d stick around for a while to come.
RIP Civil Wars! Here’s hoping for a reunion tour.