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If The Civil Wars
are indeed breaking up
, then they're going out on a meaningful note. Before the Grammy-winning duo announced that they were unable to continue touring together as a result of "internal discord and irreconcilable differences," they teamed with legendary producer T Bone Burnett to create the soundtrack
for "A Place at the Table
," a moving documentary about the growing problem of hunger in the U.S. The film, which is now in select theaters
, opens viewers eyes to the 49 million people in the U.S. -- including one in every four children -- who don't know where their next meal is coming from.
"It hit home extremely hard for me," says The Civil Wars' John Paul White (quote via Roughstock
). "As a very young husband and father, I was a part of the WIC and food stamps program. I don't like to dwell much on the past, but I hate to think where I would be without those programs. There were times that the only food on the table was a result of our enrollment. This contributes greatly to my deep attachment to this project. I'm thrilled to have had a small part in a film that exposes and highlights a pervasive problem right here at home."