It seems repetitive to talk about how good The Civil Wars are, but it has to be done. Last night, they played at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Both Joy Williams & John Paul White had dreamed they would play at this venue for years and it was amazing to witness it happening.
What I like most about this duo is that they absolutely love what they do. Each song is coming from somewhere deeper than career or talent. They would sing if they were alone on that stage, though the show sold out in a matter of moments. The crowd was united in excitement more than any other show I have ever attended. There is something about being in such a historic place for music. Playing the Ryman is a milestone that these two accomplished almost overnight. Less than a year ago, they were just beginning to make it. Since then, they have toured with Adele, won award on top of award, and continued to stay humble.
This band more than any other has made me realize how beautiful music is. The way that their harmonies glide up and down the scale seems almost effortless. They were made to sing together– and its obvious that the masses the crowds agree. There were several standing ovations through the night. I consider it an honor to be able to witness such achievement for these two.
I look forward to seeing you again.
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