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    Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:48:17

    The Civil Wars Joy Williams' Speaks About the Band's Great Myth - She and John Paul White were not romantic

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    Joy Williams and John Paul White of The Civil Wars are not on speaking terms or making music together any longer. The tension is too much. They did release a No. 1 debuting album, though.

    In an interview, Williams addressed how the duo's musical and onstage chemistry lead people to thinking she and White were wed. They are, just not to each other.

    "So many people assumed that we were married, which is not the case," the singer said to NPR. "We are married, but to other people. That myth was also something that, you know, had to be dealt with and treated very carefully, because we are happily married to other people."

    She acknowledged the danger of such a perspective saying, "Yeah, that's playing with fire. Looking back, there was so much power in that, and that's where a lot of the inspiration for the music came from, within that tension. But you do have to treat that with a great deal of respect; if you don't, then other things start falling by the wayside."

    Williams did say that both members are committed to their respective marriages.

    Have you checked out The Civil Wars due to their strife?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    08.27.13



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