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The Civil Wars’ John Paul White: ‘I definitely cheered for some Auburn Tigers last year’

I Don't Love Auburn, But I Always Will.

It’s hard when you’re on the road, and the fall is prime touring time… and, yes, John Paul White belongs to one of those north Alabama border-war clans that bleed creamsicle instead of  houndstooth or orange and blue (a strange breed).

“I grew up either in Muscle Shoals or Loretto, Tennessee,” White told me when I interviewed him Friday. “My family was all Tennessee fans.”

But when the guitarist for the Florence-based roots-music duo The Civil Wars‘ did manage to catch college football last season, he says he was pulling for the good guys.

“I’m a Tennessee fan,” White said. “But I don’t mind saying I definitely cheered for some Auburn Tigers last year and have over the years.”

You know what they say—the enemy of my enemy is currently a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist to watch.

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Jeremy Henderson is the editor of The War Eagle Reader and co-host of Rich and Jeremy in the Mornings on Wings 94.3 FM in Auburn. Follow him on Twitter: @wareaglereader / @jerthoughts / @RichandJeremy

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