Nov 05 13

“Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War” Out Now

Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War is on store shelves today.  The album features 32 takes on classic American Civil War era songs from prominent Bluegrass and Country artists as diverse as Dolly Parton, Old Crow Medicine Show, Loretta Lynn, Del McCoury, T Bone Burnett, and many more. The tremendous talents on ‘Divided & United’ span several generations and genres. Combined they have won close to 200 GRAMMY Awards, numerous Country Music Awards and include Rock And Roll Hall of Famers, Country Music Hall of Famers and Bluegrass Hall of Famers.


You can purchase Divided & United on CD, vinyl, or digitally here: iTunes/Amazon

ATO Records joined forces with music supervisor Randall Poster to help to help curate and assemble Divided & United. “These songs are rendered in such a direct way that you think, ‘I understand what it felt like to be alive a hundred and fifty years ago,’” says Poster. Best-known for his work with director Wes Anderson on acclaimed feature films such as Moonrise Kingdom and Rushmore, as well as the HBO series Boardwalk Empire and recent compilations like Rave On Buddy Holly, Poster sees this project as nothing less than an emotional snapshot of one of our country’s most important historical moments. “You feel it. It’s so vivid. When I put these collections together, I assemble them like I do a movie soundtrack and feel like I’m telling a story. On this record, you get a sense of, ‘Oh my goodness, here’s the story of the Civil War.’”

“Garden and Gun” is also streaming the album here


Track List

  1. Loretta Lynn – Take Your Gun and Go, John
  2. Del McCoury – Lorena
  3. Sam Amidon – Wildwood Flower
  4. Bryan Sutton – Hell’s Broke Loose in Georgia
  5. Ricky Skaggs – Two Soldiers
  6. Old Crow Medicine Show – Marching Through Georgia
  7. Vince Gill – Dear Old Flag
  8. Steve Earle and Dirk Powell – Just Before the Battle, Mother/Farewell, Mother
  9. Shovels & Rope – The Fall of Charleston
  10. John Doe – Tenting on the Old Campground
  11. Carolina Chocolate Drops – Day of Liberty
  12. Chris Thile & Michael Daves – Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel
  13. Chris Stapleton – Two Brothers
  14. Norman Blake, Nancy Blake and James Bryan – The Faded Coat of Blue
  15. Stuart Duncan feat. Dolly Parton – Listen to the Mockingbird
  16. Pokey LaFarge – Kingdom Come


  1. Jamey Johnson – Rebel Soldier
  2. Lee Ann Womack – The Legend of the Rebel Soldier
  3. Jorma Kaukonen – The Mermaid Song
  4. Karen Elson with the Secret Sisters – Dixie
  5. Ralph Stanley – The Vacant Chair
  6. Chris Hillman – Hard Times
  7. Taj Mahal – Down by the Riverside
  8. Noam Pikelny and David Grisman – Old Folks at Home/The Girl I Left Behind Me
  9. The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band – Secesh
  10. T Bone Burnett – The Battle of Antietam
  11. Ashley Monroe feat. Aubrey Haynie – Pretty Saro
  12. Joe Henry – Aura Lee
  13. AA Bondy – Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
  14. Angel Snow – When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  15. Bryan Sutton – Battle Cry of Freedom
  16. Cowboy Jack Clement – Beautiful Dreamer