The Civil Wars, musical duo composed of singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White, have split up permanently. The four-time Grammy Award-winning duo had been on hiatus since 2012, reported Los Angeles Times online.
The band posted a statement on their Facebook page saying that it was a “difficult decision”. “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.
“As a thank you gift and farewell, the band is offering a download of their rendition of ‘You Are My Sunshine’. Recorded in 2010, the track was originally released in 2011 as a b-side to the band’s limited edition Barton Hollow 7″ vinyl. This is the first time the song has been available digitally in the US,” the statement said.