The Civil Wars
The Civil Wars, the duo consisting of
Their 2011 debut album, Barton Hollow, proved that the excitement surrounding the duo was no fluke and their close-knit harmonies and haunting melodies have caught people’s attention. “It's the strangest thing when I sing with her," says John Paul. "Even the things we do with vibrato, typically, they're the same – we speed up and slow down at the same pace. She'll ad-lib something live, and the next time around, I'll sing the harmony to it. But if I sat and thought about it, I couldn't do it."
Since the album’s release, the group has been on tour with Adele, performed at the 54th Grammy Awards, and won two Grammy Awards, one for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and the other for Best Folk Album. They have also contributed songs to the soundtrack for The Hunger Games, including their duet with Taylor Swift, "Safe & Sound."