In another interesting turn in the story of The Civil Wars, the duo comprised of Joy Williams and John Paul White, industry sources are predicting their new self-titled album will debut at No. 1 next week.
While the pair is currently not on speaking terms, and Williams has been responsible for all of the promo this cycle alongside Sensibility Music/Columbia, it's clear fans are still in love with the beloved twosome. Billboard is reporting estimates of 100,000 copies sold for the new set, which released on Tuesday (Aug. 6).
Their debut record, Barton Hollow, released in 2011 at No. 12 with 25,000 sold. It peaked in 2012 at No. 10 (36,000 units) following their performance on the GRAMMY Awards, where they ultimately took home two awards.
Perhaps Williams and White are encouraged by this news (and other factors), enough to keep pushing forward. The fan support is certainly there.