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The War & Treaty

Powerhouse Mercury Nashville duo The War And Treaty open their hearts for a soul-shattering therapy session in “That’s How Love Is Made,” exploring what true partnership means in a romantic stunner today (8/26). Another vocal masterclass from the husband-and-wife duo of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter, the bluesy ballad was co-written by the pair with Dave Barnes and marks the first taste of a highly anticipated album, produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Dave Cobb. These days, the eclectic duo are pushing their lyrical envelope with personal storytelling as proven in “That’s How Love Is Made” which is available now at all digital retailers HERE.

Rooted in classic R&B, gospel, Country, and rock, “That’s How Love Is Made” is just the latest taste of The War And Treaty’s unparalleled musicality. As they “blend their past experiences in their music, it’s something intrinsically emotional and universally relatable,” (NPR). Fighting off the demons that destroy relationships, the new song once again finds The War And Treaty echoing through centuries of American musical tradition, while adding their own chapter to the story. With two rafter-shaking voices locked in soul-stirring ecstasy, the duo let loose like never before on their upcoming album and capture the raw essence of their renowned live performances.

“I can’t believe the day has come and we finally get to let the world in on the secret that is, ‘That’s How Love Is Made’ and we hope folks connect to it as much as we have,” Michael said. “My prayer is that so much love is created through this song that eventually hate is drowned out. Let love be as creative as it wants in our friendships, in our business partnerships, in our neighborhood, and never put the chains on her…for she is meant to be free.”

“My palms are sweaty, my knees are shaking and I’m going crazy all because of the love we put into creating this song,” Tanya added. “Now that it’s being released, I’ve moved from tongue clamping to nail biting. Needless to say, I’m excited.”




Additionally, the duo alongside director Ed Pryor, created an intimate video in downtown Nashville at Justin Timberlake’s The Twelve Thirty Club that captures the essence of the song’s lyrics.


Founded in 2014 by the husband-and-wife duo Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter, The War And Treaty have emerged as one of the most electrifying new acts in American music, with a sound that cuts across the wide breadth of classic roots styles. Powerhouse vocalists with a lionhearted sonic blend – both roaring with passion and tender to the touch – the duo fuse country, soul, gospel and rock ‘n’ roll and more into stunning gradients of dark and light and quench thirsty souls and shake the rafters of world-famous performance halls. Earning rave reviews across the board, the duo was named the International Folk Music Awards “2021 Artist of the Year” which has “made them more confident, sure-footed and less bound by category,” (Associated Press). Known to shake the rafters of world-famous performance halls, the duo has spent 2022 thrilling crowds across North America, Europe, Italy, Australia, Ireland and more. The duo has opened for artists such as Al Green, Willie Nelson, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, John Legend and Lauren Daigle while their multifaceted collaborative efforts include Dierks Bentley, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Leslie Jordan, Mumford & Sons, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Sturgill Simpson. They continue with their headlining dates as they launch their HEARTS ON FIRE TOUR, Sept. 7th at Atlanta, GA’s Terminal West. High-profile stops have included the UK’s Glastonbury Festival, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, multiple appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, a tribute to Ray Charles at the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2022 induction ceremony, recognition by the Americana Honors & Awards and more. For more information, visit