This is the oldest song on The Civil Wars album and was penned by the duo before their debut set, Barton Hollow, came out. Joy Williams of The Civil Wars recalled: "Even though we didn't have our own recording of it, we started performing it live and it became a fan favorite. It made sense to finally put it on an album. One of my favorite moments on stage every night was singing the a cappella part together."
This won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, which was given at the ceremony on January 26, 2014. White accepted the award on behalf of the duo as The Civil Wars were on hiatus due to irreconcilable professional differences. He thanked his wife, four children and even their plumber during his acceptance speech but pointedly did not mention Williams at all. The hiatus ended up being permanent - they made their split official a few months later.
The Isley Brother's song, "Contagious," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. This meant that the band of brothers became the first group to score a Top 50 hit in six consecutive decades on the chart.