I’ve heard the name The Civil Wars knocked around for a little while now but I’ve never paid attention to them. I think for a while I was confusing them with that awful pop-country Lady Antebellum band. It ends up that The Civil Wars have a lot more in common with She & Him than Lady Antebellum though, and even more in common with Johnny Cash and June Carter. It just took me a while to realize it. Naturally, it was the beautiful ballad that the duo did with my beloved Taylor Swift that got me to pay some attention to The Civil Wars. I mean, of course it was Taylor Swift that did it. This isn’t surprising.
I’ve always been a steadfast champion of Taylor Swift. Let’s face it, she’s by far the most legit pop star today. She’s the only pop star that seems aware of the fact that millions of teenage girls watch her every move. She’s an incredibly smart businesswoman. Plus, she’s cute as a button. Unfortunately, her good-girl image often means that her talent is often overlooked. That being said, homegirl isn’t exactly the best songwriter in the world so when I found out that The Civil Wars had co-written the gorgeous ballad with T. Swizzle, I wasn’t surprised. But it did motivate me to check them out. And guess what? They’re pretty good!