JOEY & RORY
Joey+Rory are authentic country music at it’s best.
With the all the critical acclaim, awards, tv exposure, and commercial endorsements they’ve received, you’d hardly believe this husband-and-wife duo still live in the same farmhouse they did when they got started singing, and Joey still works at their family-owned cafe on her days off. But they do, and that’s part of what makes them so special. In this new world industry of made-for-tv artists, the 2010 Academy of Country Music’s “Top New Vocal Duo” award winners, Joey+Rory are as real as they come.
A gifted and highly-sought-after songwriter, Rory has written four #1 hits (among them ‘Some Beach’ and ‘A Little More Country Than That’) and had dozens of his songs recorded by the biggest artists in country music. Known for his trademark overalls, homespun storytelling, sense-of-humor and brilliant lyrical ability, Rory was already one of the most highly regarded songwriters in Nashville, before joining forces with his wife in 2008 as a recording duo. After a decade of chart-topping songs for others, he and Joey now write hit songs for themselves (and many others) and have taken the world by storm with their love story and unique brand of ‘new classic’ country music. Though she gets her singing talent from her mama, Joey’s stunning voice is often compared to her heroes Emmylou Harris & Dolly Parton, for it’s beauty, warmth and sincerity.
As entrepreneurs, they are in a class by themselves. Their self-produced weekly television show “The Joey+Rory Show” is one the highest rated programs on RFD-TV, now in 48 million homes, and is filmed entirely in and around their farm and community, and edited almost completely by Rory. The couple converted their big red barn into a fully working soundstage, recording studio and concert venue; and fans travel from all over the country to see them perform in dozens of sold-out shows each year at their Farmhouse Concert Hall.
Their family-owned café “Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse”, located just a mile from their farm, is nationally recognized as one of the best ‘home-cooked meal” restaurants in the country. And it’s a natural extension of Joey’s baking/cooking and the power of their down-home values and the authentic simple life they live.
Joey+Rory’s latest DVD and CD project “Country Classics”, a joint-partnership of their Farmhouse Recordings imprint and the Gaither label, was released in April 2014 to Cracker Barrel exclusively and to Walmart and other retailers in October. The one-hour television special Joey+Rory “Country Classics” with Bill & Gloria Gaither started airing on multiple networks around the country in October also.