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10 Popular Music Songs Penned By Other Artists

11/17/2013 1:08pm EST
The music industry is one business where it is common for music artists to either meet up and share musical talents or acknowledge the song writing skills of other music artists musically.  Check our following ten popular song picks penned by other music artists.

Singer Rihanna’s hit single “Diamonds” owes it’s “Alternative” flavored leanings to singer-songwriter Sia who penned the track for the singer’s Unapologetic studio music release.  Sia, on her part, is also best known for her co-writing and vocal contribution to DJ David Guetta’s “Titanium” hit single.

If the track “Lovesong”...

Review: Civil Sensibility For ‘The Civil Wars’

8/8/2013 12:34pm EDT
The Civil Wars : The One That Got Away Single
How does one categorize the Grammy-winning band The Civil Wars?  “That is the questions”, to put in Shakespearean speak.  Regardless of the label you’d give the intriguing duo of Joy Williams or John Paul White, they definitely show their top-rate musicianship on highly anticipated sophomore album, The Civil Wars. The album isn’t quite a modern masterpiece 'per se' (there are some flaws), but all in all is very well executed.

“The One That Got Away” opens The Civil Wars brilliantly, with light production work (more oomph about the refrain) and an overall dark tilt about it.  “Oh if I could...

The Civil Wars Singer Hints At Band Reconciliation

12/21/2012 2:21pm EST
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Folk duo The Civil Wars appear to have settled its differences and reunited to record new music after recently scrapping its European tour due to "internal discord."

Band mates John Paul White and Joy Williams were already on the road last month when they called off their live shows, blaming "irreconcilable differences of ambition" for the axe.

In a joint statement, they added: "We thank each and every one of you for your amazing love & support. Our sincere hope is to have new music for you in 2013."

However, it appears the pair has worked out its troubles - on Thursday, singer Willia...

The Civil Wars Axe Their European Tour

11/7/2012 9:01am EST
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The Civil Wars have cancelled their European tour due to "internal discord" and "irreconcilable differences of ambition" within the band.

The folk duo, comprised of John Paul White and Joy Williams, who became a first-time mom in June, performed in London on Tuesday night, but have called off the remainder of their upcoming dates.

A post on the group's page reads, "We sincerely apologize for the cancelling of all of our tour dates. It is something we deeply regret.

"However, due to internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition we are unable to continue as a ...

Carrie Underwood And Miranda Lambert Dominate 2012 CMT Music Award Nominations

4/23/2012 2:47pm EDT
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Country music stars Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert look set to dominate the 2012 CMT Music Awards after landing a combined total of nine nominations.

American Idol winner Underwood leads the pack with five nods - her song Good Girl will go head-to-head with Lambert's Over You for Video and Female Video of the Year, and her unlikely duet with rocker Steven Tyler during a pre-Super Bowl party also earned her a mention in the CMT Performance of the Year category.

The Male Video of the Year will be a battle between the likes of Keith Urban (Long Hot Summer), Jason Aldean (Dirt Road An...

The Civil Wars Postpone European Shows

3/17/2012 11:00am EDT
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Country duo The Civil Wars have scrapped a series of European shows due to a family illness.

Concerts from March 26 until April 4 have been postponed to allow one of the bandmates to focus on an emergency back home in the U.S. Shows in Germany, France, Sweden and Turkey are among those that will be rescheduled.

No other details were available as WENN went to press.

The European tour is the duo's first trip to the continent.

Joy Williams and John Paul White, who make up the group, have had a great 2012 so far - they won two Grammy Awards last month and have teamed up with Taylor Swift to...

The Civil Wars' Joy Williams Is Pregnant

2/13/2012 3:46pm EST
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The Civil Wars singer Joy Williams is pregnant with her first child.

The folk star had extra reason to celebrate her two wins at the Grammy Awards on Sunday after announcing her baby news to fans on her blog on Friday.

She wrote, "Beyond elated to share that Nate (Yetton, husband) & I are expecting our first child in late June!!!"

Williams showed off her growing baby bump on the red carpet at music's big night and walked away from the prestigious event a double winner - she and her band mate John Paul White landed honors for Best Folk Album for Barton Hollow and Best Count...