The Civil Wars At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Grand Ole Opry guest duo The Civil Wars is comprised of Joy Williams and John Paul White, and mixes Americana, folk and Indie folk sounds into their music. Williams and White met in 2008 during a songwriting session in Nashville, Tennessee. They released a live performance album and a four-song extended play before coming out with their full-length album, Barton Hollow, in 2011. Williams stated that the name of the band came as she was driving around and seeing all of the Civil War monuments and she “thought about all the wars that we each face.” The band name and their single “Poison and Wine” describe their thematic direction: the good, the bad and the ugly of relationships. In 2012, they performed at the Ryman Auditorium.