I know I can’t be the only one who was devastated when The Civil Wars announced they were taking a break/breaking up/confused. Exciting news, folks: they’ve released a new single. And…I love it! So, so good.
Apparently the breakup thing didn’t go so well because they’re releasing a new album on August 6. Or maybe it did and it has produced enough inspiration for more moody music. Either way, I say “hooray!”
I have just three of my favorite duets to share today as part of my music obsession series, but I would absolutely love it if you’d share some of your favorite duets so I can add them to my playlist.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Willie Nelson & Norah Jones. This magical pairing is so cheeky and fun and actually comes from a Norah Jones album called Featuring, comprised of all duets with some artists you wouldn’t expect like Dolly Parton, Outkast, Q-Tip, Foo Fighters and Ray Charles. Check it out here. I also just have to say Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel singing this song in Elf is also totally awesome. ‘Tis the season, right? Download Willie and Norah’s version and impress all your holiday party guests.
Next is one of my favorite duos who — after recently getting some major awards and recognition — announced they are breaking up. Sad face. I think I first noticed The Civil Wars singing this song, Poison & Wine, on some tv show (this is a common habit of mine: looking up song lyrics online as they play during television shows) and immediately downloaded it. It’s such a lovely song and their voices pair so well together. Let’s hope they patch things up right quick and get back to making great music.
The last one is an incredible performance that usually leaves me a little teary, with some major goosebumps. “How Great Thou Art” by Vince Gill & Carrie Underwood — watch the video below. Have tissue handy. Carrie also performed this at The Grand Ole Opry and you can download that version on iTunes (like I did) and be moved by her powerful voice every morning when getting ready (like I do).
Please leave a comment with your favorite duet below!