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Joey + Rory, a country music duo featuring husband-and-wife vocalists 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 with Howard, 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 40 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. A Farmhouse Christmas appeared in time for the holidays in 2011, while His and Hers appeared at the end of the summer in 2012 on Sugar Hill/Vanguard.
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Classic Performance Of 'I'll Fly Away' From Joey And Rory - Christian Music Videos
Check out this classic performance of the song ‘I’ll Fly Away’ from Joey and Rory.
“Some bright morning when this life is over, I'll fly away
To that home on God's celestial shore I'll fly away, I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away, when the shadows of this life have gone
I'll fly away, like a bird from prison bars have flown, I'll fly away
I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away, when I die, hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away”
What a wonderful performance of this classic hymn! The singers in the music video are Joey + Rory, who were a country and bluegrass duo composed of singer-songwriters Rory Lee Feek and Joey Feek. They were husband and wife. Both members of the duo were vocalists and songwriters, with Rory also playing acoustic guitar.
Back in 2016, Joey died at the age of 40 after a battle with cancer. This music video was recorded live in Columbia, TN back in 2015.
It is so great that this talented couple recorded so many of their songs together for posterity.
“Such a precious lady with a great testimony and love. God bless her husband and give him continued strength,” one person wrote on YouTube after watching the music video.
“This is such a beautiful song and I sure miss her beautiful talent,” another person commented online. “They sounded so good together.”
The song ‘I'll Fly Away’ is a hymn written in 1929 by Albert E. Brumley and published in 1932 by the Hartford Music company in a collection titled Wonderful Message. The song has remained popular ever since, and ‘I'll Fly Away’ has been called the most recorded gospel song.
We hope that you enjoyed listening to ‘I’ll Fly Away’ from Joey and Rory today!
Joey+Rory Feek Albums
His and HersJuly 2012
Album Number TwoSeptember 2010