At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards this January 26, The Civil Wars won their 4th Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the song, "In This Valley." The duo's frosty silence became as legendary as their first three triumphant wins when they cancelled their tour due to professional differences.
Unexpectedly, John Paul White walked down the aisle to accept the award by himself from Cyndi Lauper, who took a moment to thank her mother before presenting the winner in a loaded field. White had kind words for his large family, saying he had 4 children and was home a lot lately and he hoped his wife was still happy about that.
There were no thanks for his obviously former recording partner, Joy Williams. And there was no mention of producer Charlie Peacock who won his only Grammy Awards with the duo, as can be seen in the video of White's acceptance speech from the Grammys Pre-Telecast. Rather than ending their career with a bang, the duo end with a very public whimper.
Rather than let it get to her, Joy Williams tweeted, "What an honor to win a 4th GRAMMY!! I'm currently holding my sleeping son in my arms, who is sick today. Celebrating from the couch."
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