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 August 4, 1972 (age 45)
Origin Loretto, Tennessee, United States
Genres Folk music, Country music
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2008–present
Labels Single Lock Records
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 restarted his solo career with his 2016 release, "Beulah".[2]

Early life[edit]

White was born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama[3] and grew up in Loretto, Tennessee, United States. He is the oldest of four children.[4]


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.[5]

In 2015 he contributed the song "Kyrie", a duet with Emmylou Harris, to the album "Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us, Vol. II."[6] Then in 2016, White released a solo "Simple Song" for the album "Southern Family" by Dave Cobb.[7]

White is a co-owner of Single Lock Records. His new album, "Beulah", was released on August 19, 2016.[8]

In 2017, White guested on the song "It Ain't Over Yet" with Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash. The track will appear on Crowell's album Close Ties.

Personal life[edit]

White lives in Florence, Alabama with his wife Jenny and their three children, John Paul Jr., Jack, and Julianna.



  • The Long Goodbye (2008)
  • Beulah (2016)

The Civil Wars[edit]