Taylor Swift and Civil Wars, collaborators on “Safe & Sound” for the Hunger Games soundtrack, will each have a live performance on the Grammys tonight.
Taylor Swift is nominated for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for “Mean.” Civil Wars is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Folk Album.
Civil Wars exlplains how the collaboration started in a new interview-
How that happened is we were out on the West Coast touring. We had already worked on a song with T Bone Burnett on an original song for that soundtrack. Taylor had become fan and friend of ours and kept in touch. When they found out we were close by and she and T Bone were getting ready to write a song for “The Hunger Games” they decided to give us a call and see if we wanted to do it with them, which worked out pretty well. We went to Los Angeles, went over, and a couple hours later the song was finished, and maybe an hour and a half later we had finished tracking guitars and all the vocals and went out and did our show that night.