'That's Important To Me' – Joey Rory

'That's Important To Me' – Joey  Rory

In this throwback video, husband and wife duo Joey & Rory perform their song ‘That’s Important To Me’ which they released in 2010.

“Openin' the windows and lettin' in air, holdin' hands when we're sayin' a prayer
That's important to me, yeah that's important to me
Havin' somebody to share my life, loving my husband and bein' a wife
And the very best mother I can be, that's important to me”

Back in 2010, Joey shared the story behind this sweet song in an interview.

“We wrote this song about seven years ago. We were just newly married, so we were, of course, just getting to know each others' things that are really important to us,” she said. “I was raised in Indiana on a farm with my parents. As we got married, we had girls right away [Rory Feek's two daughters, Heidi and Hopie, from a previous relationship]. Just seeing the life I had as a kid and the way that we wanted to raise our girls, in terms of just getting out of debt, being good examples for our girls, going outside and enjoying life, playing, and enjoying the simple things and turning off the TV -- it was literally just a list of all these ideas of things that were important to me growing up as a kid.”

“We wanted to pass those down to our girls and pass those on to other people, because I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way,” Joey continued. “The things that I was raised on, a lot of people were, too. And if they weren't, they long for that or would like to have that. We started writing these words down and this melody. Then, before long, something just happened. Now, it's a song that we sing at every show and every radio visit that we do. It's a cornerstone of who we are, not only as a married couple, but of our music and why it represents us.”

Unfortunately, Joey passed away in March 2016 from cancer. But her strong faith and love for her family are part of the incredible legacy that she left behind.

May you reflect on what’s important to you today and thank God for all of His wonderful blessings.