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The Civil Wars Break Up

Say Goodbye with "You Are My Sunshine"

Aug 05, 2014 The Civil Wars Bookmark and Share

After placing themselves on an indefinite hiatus back in 2012 du to “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition,” folk duo The Civil Wars have officially called it quits. As a farewell to fans, the pair have offered a download of the cover “You Are My Sunshine,” originally featured in 2011 as a b-side to the band’s limited edition Barton Hollow 7” vinyl.

“I am saddened and disappointed by the ending of this duo, to say the very least,” says Joy Williams in a statement. “JP is a tremendous musician, and I will always be grateful for the music we were able to create together. I sincerely hope that ‘You Are My Sunshine’ will be accepted as a token of my gratitude for every single person that has supported our duo throughout the years. I’m so thankful and my heart is full. Looking ahead, I’m excited to share the music that I am writing and recording in the midst of this difficult transition. I’ve loved being back in the studio, and have missed performing live. I look forward to seeing you soon.”

John Paul White adds, “I would like to express sincere thanks to all who were a part of the arc of The Civil Wars-from the beginning, to the end, and all points in between. My deep appreciation goes out to all who supported, disseminated, and enjoyed the music. Whatever shape or form the next chapter takes, thanks for being a large part of this one.”



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