Joy Williams Of The Civil Wars Gives Birth To Baby Boy

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John Paul White and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

John Paul White and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

This past Saturday, Joy Williams of the duo Civil Wars gave birth to a baby boy named Miles Alexander. This is the first child for Williams and her husband Nate Yetton, who is also the band’s manager.

“Now I really know what love at first sight means,” Williams tweeted to her followers on Sunday.

The band (Joy Williams and John Paul White) had recently announced that they would be taking a hiatus for the summer, due to the impending birth of Joy’s child. The last gig they played was at Bonnaroo, the annual music festival in Tennessee (a few videos from their performance were posted to Bonnaroo’s YouTube page).

Known for their mesmerizing and haunting harmonies, the Civil Wars gained widespread attention and acclaim this year thanks to their GRAMMY win this year (Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Folk Album)–not to mention their collaboration with Taylor Swift on the song “Safe & Sound” from the Hunger Games soundtrack.

- Kurt Wolff, CBS Local

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