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Disbanded duo The Civil Wars wins GRAMMY Award

The Civil Wars win GRAMMY despite feud
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Despite a rocky few years since The Civil Wars cancelled their tour and apparently disbanded, their single “From This Valley” earned the GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group Performance during the awards show pre-telecast on January 26.

“From This Valley” is a single from The Civil Wars controversial second album. The album was released after the duo had been apart for several months and an interview with Joy Williams let fans know that the band members were not even on speaking terms. The Civil Wars second, self-titled album them became suspect, leaving fans to wonder if the music being released had been recorded long before the band’s breakup.

To date, no concrete reasons have been given for the band’s separation, even though rumors have been flying for quite some time. Surprisingly, however, it was John Paul White, who had been pretty much in hiding since the duo’s departure, who accepted the GRAMMY Award on The Civil Wars behalf.

“From This Valley” won over the following fellow nominees:

“Don't Rush” - Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
“Your Side Of The Bed” - Little Big Town
“Highway Don't Care” - Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
“You Can't Make Old Friends” - Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton

The 2014 win is The Civil Wars’ fourth GRAMMY Award.

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