"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."
"Being a part of 'A Place at the Table' opened my eyes to an epidemic that is happening in our country right now -- underneath many of our noses," adds Joy Williams. "It's happening to our neighbors, to our friends, to children. It's a silent battle that can be won, if we as a nation set our minds to ending it. Linking arms with T Bone Burnett to create music for such a timely and important film as this was an honor."
The "A Place at the Table" soundtrack features 13 original songs penned by the Civil Wars and T Bone Burnett. Watch the exclusive world premiere of the video for one of those tracks, "Long Time Gone," featuring clips from the documentary below. The new music video is followed by a preview of "A Place at the Table" in the second video player.