John Paul White

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John Paul White
The Civil Wars.jpg
White with Joy Williams in 2012
Background information
Birth name John Paul White
Born 1973 (not published)
Origin Loretto, Tennessee, United States
Genres Folk music, Country music
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2008–2014 with The Civil Wars
Labels Sensibility Music
Associated acts The Civil Wars

John Paul White is an American singer-songwriter, and was a member of the Grammy Award-winning duo The Civil Wars.[1] He also co-wrote Jason Aldean's 2008 single "Relentless" with James LeBlanc.

Early life[edit]

White was born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama[2] and grew up in Loretto, Tennessee, United States.[3] He attended Loretto High School where he, along with friends, started the band Nuthin' Fancy. They recorded their first and only album at Rock N' Roll Dawg Sound Studio with owner Jeff Quillen. He later attended the University of North Alabama.


White released the album The Long Goodbye in 2008. The following year White joined Joy Williams to form The Civil Wars. The duo won the 2012 Grammy Awards for best Folk Album, and Country Performance by a Duo or Group.[4]

Personal life[edit]

White lives in Florence, Alabama with his wife Jenny and three of his four children.



  • The Long Goodbye (2008)

The Civil Wars[edit]


  1. ^ The Civil Wars Biography Great American Country, retrieved March 2, 2012
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  3. ^ "The Civil Wars: Billboard Cover Story". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  4. ^ "Joy Williams and John Paul White of Civil Wars win Grammys for 'Barton Hollow'" retrieved Dec 2, 2012
  5. ^ "The Civil Wars". The Civil Wars. Retrieved 2011-10-09.