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Joy Williams of The Civil Wars Is Pregnant

02/13/2012 at 12:15 PM ET
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Two Grammys — and a baby! — for The Civil Wars.

The duo’s female half, Joy Williams, announced her pregnancy on Friday, Tweeting, “Beyond elated to share that [husband] Nate [Yetton] & I are expecting our first child in late June!!! My baby bump & I will see you on the red carpet.”

Williams, 29, and partner John Paul White picked up awards for best folk album and best country duo/group performance at Sunday’s show.

“I’m feeling butterflies but I can’t tell if it’s my baby kicking or the actual butterflies itself,” she said backstage, joking that she’s a “human bakery”. “Both sensations are really, really wonderful.”

Williams and White, who formed their band in 2008, hit the public eye when their song “Poison & Wine” was featured on Grey’s Anatomy.

Widening their audience with a 2011 stint opening for big Grammy winner Adele, the duo performed their hit “Barton Hollow” on the Staples Center stage before introducing pal Taylor Swift.

The Civil Wars collaborated with the singer and composer T-Bone Burnett for “Safe & Sound,” the first song from The Hunger Games soundtrack, premiering Monday evening on MTV.

– Sarah Michaud

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Amber on

Not a folk music fan but I liked their perfromance. The guy reminded me of Johhny Depp in Chocolat and Pirates of the Carribean. Congratulations!!!

amanda on

I am so thrilled for Joy! Total fan of her and John Paul. Congratulations to her and Nate though!

showbizmom on

I’m such a good fan of them. Congrats to the new mommy to be. Go see them in concert if you ever get a chance, they give a great performance.

Brittany on

Yay! I’ve been a fan of Joy ever since she released her first Contemporary Christian album (way back in 2001). Congratulations to the mom to be.

Shannon on

He reminds me of Johhny Depp. lol

Niko on

LOVE Joy Williams’ voice. Congrats!


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