Belfast Telegraph

Friday 6 March 2015

The Civil Wars officially split up

Joy Williams and John Paul White have ended their partnership as The Civil Wars (AP)
Joy Williams and John Paul White have ended their partnership as The Civil Wars (AP)

The members of folk duo The Civil Wars have made it official - they're breaking up.

Joy Williams and John Paul White issued a statement on their website announcing the decision, which comes nearly two years after the duo pulled out of a world tour over irreconcilable differences.

They met on a songwriting project and had instant chemistry as songwriters and performers.

Championed by many fellow musicians such as Taylor Swift, their first album went gold and they won four Grammy Awards before personal differences ended their partnership.

They released a second album, but did not tour in support of it.

Each thanked their fans in the statement and issued a free download of You Are My Sunshine.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Pisces:

It's sometimes difficult for a retiring person like you to showcase your talent. You are tired of being eclipsed by pushy rivals. By showing your work to the right people, you can finally gain the fame and acclaim you deserve. Fortunately, an influential friend, neighbour or colleague can set up an interview or introduction. An important executive or critic will be impressed by your efforts. If you're offered an unpaid position as an intern or apprentice, take it. This will lead to professional opportunities you couldn't find through other channels.More