CU10 Flashback: The Civil Wars – A New Music Discovery

News broke today that the Civil Wars have officially broken up, after a year-long hiatus. It was just under five years ago that we first wrote about the Grammy winning duo, back when they were still without a label.  – KJC


The Civil WarsThe Civil Wars – A New Music Discovery

August 10, 2009

Out of all the writers at Country Universe, I’m probably the one who is least likely to discover an unsigned artist’s music online and fall in love with it. But thanks to a friend’s shout-out on Facebook, I’ve discovered The Civil Wars, a Nashville-based duo that is nothing short of completely awesome.

My friend linked to their cover of “Billie Jean”, which is charming in its own right, but it was the discovery of their live album that made me fall head over heels for this band. You can download their entire album for free at their website, or by following the link below. Here’s a clip of them singing one of my favorite songs from their album, “Poison & Wine,” which features the memorable chorus “I don’t love you but I always will”:


Honestly, this music is so good that I’m going to have to send them some cash for it, which is also an option. This live album is toward the front of the pack among my favorite albums of 2009. Check it out now so you’re not scratching your head in confusion when you read my Top Ten list this December!

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1 Comment

  1. It was inevitable that they would eventually officially break up, but I’m still sad about it. Also, be sure to note that the article that Kevin linked to that announced their official break up also mentions that they’ve released one final digital download, “You Are My Sunshine.” It’s available through digital outlets. It’s good.

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