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The Civil Wars: A Chance Meeting, An Internet Sensation

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John Paul White's "Simple Song" appears on the concept album Southern Family, produced by Dave Cobb. Allister Ann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Simple Song

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New Mix: Ryan Adams, Jamie xx, The Civil Wars' Joy Williams, More

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Joy Williams and John Paul White of The Civil Wars. The duo's new, self-titled album arrives on the heels of canceled tour dates and an ongoing hiatus from performing together. Tec Petaja/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Civil Wars' Joy Williams On The Duo's Fragile Bond

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John Paul White (left) and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars. The duo's second album will be released on August 6. Allister Ann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Civil Wars On Mountain Stage

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The Civil Wars In Studio at WFUV

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