Duo Country US composé de Rory Lee Feek (né le 25 Avril 1965) et Joey Martin Feek (née le 9 Septembre 1975). Joey Feek est décédée le 4 Mars 2016.
Rory, a country music duo featuring husband-and-wife Vocalsists Rory Lee Feek and
Joey Martin Feek, made their debut on the CMT series Can You Duet in 2008.
Although both musicians had spent years focusing on their individual careers,
they proved to be a strong duo and ultimately finished third in the competition,
laying the groundwork for a collaborative career. Kansas-born Rory Feek had
originally hit Nashville in 1995, hoping to hawk his songs. A meeting with
legendary songwriter Harlan Howard resulted in a publishing deal, and Feek
served as his lone staff writer through 2000, at which point he moved over to
Clint Black's Blacktop Music. He
eventually left that publishing contract, too, in order to start Giantslayer
Publishing in 2004 with songwriting partner Tim Johnson.
Joey Feek was born in Alexandria, Indiana, and made her first public singing appearance at the age of six, when she performed Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors" at a first-grade talent show. She moved to Nashville in 1998, signed to Sony Records in 2000, and recorded a debut album with producers Paul Worley and Billy Crain. Changes in the label's infrastructure led to the album being shelved, however. She recorded a second album, Strong Enough to Cry, in 2004, but that too was never officially released, although it did become available as a download in 2007.
The spotlight finally found Joey + Rory in 2008, when the two auditioned for the Can You Duet show at the request of a mutual friend. After the show wrapped up, the pair signed a record deal with Sugar Hill Records and released a debut album, The Life of a Song, that same year. Rory also released a digital solo album, My Ol' Man, but The Life of a Song proved to be the bigger release, cracking the country Top Ten and earning the duo three nominations (and one win) from the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards. A follow-up album, simply called Album Number Two, was also released in 2010 and hit the Top Ten of country. A Farmhouse Christmas arrived in time for the holidays in 2011, while His and Hers appeared at the end of the summer in 2012 on Sugar Hill/Vanguard. The couple's first gospel album, 2013's Inspired: Songs of Faith & Family, included new songs as well as covers of gospel classics. It was followed later the same year by the country album Made to Last. A cover album, Country Classics: A Tapestry of Our Musical Heritage, came in 2014.
Sadly, in 2015, Joey Feek revealed that a prior occurrence of cervical cancer had returned and spread, and that October, the couple announced that it was terminal. She entered hospice care a month later. Joey + Rory continued with plans to release another religious album; Hymns That Are Important to Us arrived in February 2016. The following month, Joey Feek died at the age of 40.
Talents : Rory : Vocals, Guitar - Joey : Vocals, Guitar
Style musical : Contemporary Country, Traditional Country
Years in activity :
|01/2005||CD CD GIANTSLAYER ? (US)||
STRONG ENOUGH TO CRY - JOEY MARTIN - Intro / Strong Enough To Cry / That’s Important To Me / When The Needle Hit The Vinyl / Nothing To Remember / The Cowboy’s Mine / If Not For You / Southern Girl / Red / Like A Rodeo (with Paul OVERSTREET) / See You There (Justin’s Song) / Ol’ Paint
|10/2008||CD SUGAR HILL 14050 (US)||THE LIFE OF A SONG - Play The Song / Sweet Empire / Tonight Cowboy You're Mine (with Mike JOHNSON) / Cheater Cheater / Rodeo / Heart Of The Wood / Tune Of A Twenty Dollar Bill / Loved The Hell / Free Bird / Boots / To Say Goodbye / The Life Of A Song|
|09/2010||CD VANGUARD SUGCD4060 (US)||ALBUM NUMBER TWO - Album Number Two / That's Important To Me / All You Need Is Me / Born To Be Your Woman / Baby I'll Come Back To You / God Help My Man / The Horse Nobody Could Ride / Farm To Fame / Where Jesus Is / You Ain't Right / My Ol' Man / This Song's For You|
|10/2011||CD SUGAR HILL 4067 (US)||A FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS - It's Christmas Time / The Gift / If We Make It Through December / Remember Me / I Know What Santa's Getting For Christmas / What The Hell (It's The Holidays) / Blue Christmas / Come Sit On Santa Claus' Lap / The Diamond O / Away In A Manger / Let It Snow (Somewhere Else) / Another Wonderful Christmas|
|07/2012||CD SUGAR HILL 9140792 (US)||HIS AND HERS - Josephine / Waiting For Someone / Someday When I Grow Up / Let's Pretend We Never Met / A Bible And A Belt / When I'm Gone / Your Man Love You Honey / Love Your Man / Cryin' Smile / He's A Cowboy / Teaching Me How To Love You / His And Hers|
|07/2013||CD Farmhouse SHD 8776 (US)||Inspired - Songs of Faith & Family - In The Garden / Long Line Of Love / Are You Washed In The Blood (JOEY + RORY feat: The ISAACS) / My Life Is Based On A True Story / Turning To The Light (JOEY + RORY feat: Bill GAITHER) / The Preacher And The Stranger / Amazing Grace / It'll Get You Where You're Goin' / Gotta Go Back (JOEY + RORY feat: Josh TURNER) / Hammerin' Nails / I See Him / Leave It There|
|10/2013||CD Farmhouse FHR-CD-8002 (US)||Made to Last - If I Needed You / Good Truck / Just A Cup Of Coffee / 50,000 Names / Dreamer / I Love You Song / I'll Sing For You / Now That She's Gone / Made To Last / In A Cowby's Dreams / Enough / To Do What I Do|
|10/2014||CD Gaither Music Group / Spring House SHD8979 (US)||Country Classics - A Tapestry of Our Musical Heritage - How's The World Treating You / Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue / I'm Not Lisa / Rocky Top / Let It Be Me / King Of The Road / If I Needed You / I Believe In You / Hello Love / Coat Of Many Colors / Paper Roses / Back Home Again|
|02/2016||CD Gaither Music Group 491342 (US)||Hymns - That Are Important To Us - Take My Hand, Precious Lord / I Surrender All / He Touched Me / Softly And Tenderly / Jesus Loves Me / It Is Well With My Soul / The Old Rugged Cross / I Need Thee Every Hour / How Great Thou Art / I'll Fly Away / Jesus Paid It All / Suppertime / When I'm Gone|
|04/2017||CD Spring House 849336 (US)||
If Not for You - Joey Feek - Intro (Have I Told You Lately That I Love You) / Strong Enough To Cry / That's Important To Me / When The Needle Hit The Vinyl / Nothing To Remember / The Cowboy's Mine / If Not For You / Southern Girl / Red / Like A Rodeo (Joey Feek feat: Paul Overstreet) / See You There / Old Paint
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