Joey+Rory’s All-NEW Country Recording Tops BILLBOARD Music Video Chart
Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award-winning husband and wife country duo Joey+Rory celebrated last week’s release of their all-new DVD recording, Country Classics, A Tapestry of Our Musical Heritage (Gaither Music Group/Farm House Recordings), which debuted at #1 on the BILLBOARD Music Videochart according to according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In addition, the audio recording of the release landed at #2 on the Christian Country chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Gaither Music Group surprised the downhome couple with the news while filming a television special in the couple’s concert farmhouse.
“When Bill [Gaither] surprised us and told us this news, Rory and I could hardly believe it!” exclaimed Joey. “We feel so blessed!”
Rory added, “This project is special, partly because it’s filled with songs that Joey and I have loved and sang along with our whole lives, but also because along with the music, we were able to share the beautiful story that has been unfolding in our lives this year.”
Inspired by songs from their childhoods and music that has shaped their relationship, the couple recorded a collection of tunes that create a songbook of traditional American country music. The Country Classics audio, which was produced by Rory, features songs such as “King of the Road,” “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” “Paper Roses,” “I Believe in You” and others, including “Coat of Many Colors,” one of the first songs Joey learned as a little girl.
The two sweethearts shared stories behind these songs with gospel music legend, singer, songwriter and friend Bill Gaither on the Country ClassicsDVD. Taped outdoors on a sunny day at the Feek Farm south of Nashville, TN, the three talked about the couple’s successful music career, the birth of their new baby, their rich heritage of country music, details of what life is like on the farm and about Joey+Rory’s year of both mountaintops and valleys.
The release is currently featured on tv networks including RFD, PBS, DISH TV, DIRECTV, TBN, Family Net, TNN, Airtime, CTN, The Walk TV (formerly Legacy), TCT and TLN and also in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, Grace TV and the Miracle Channel. In addition, the DVD will be featured on Gaither TV (available on Roku, Google and the Internet).
The couple’s hit tv series, “The Joey+Rory Show,” filmed entirely on and around their farm, is one of the highest rated shows on the RFD-TV cable channel.
Country Classics, A Tapestry of Our Musical Heritage, is exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers includingiTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com. The audio recording is available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®.
About Joey+Rory Joey+Rory, a country music duo featuring husband-and-wife vocalists Rory Feek and Joey Martin Feek, spent years focusing on their individual careers; but they both realized they were stronger together which laid the groundwork for a collaborative songwriting and performing career. The new formation resulted in their debut on the CMT series “Can You Duet” in 2008 placing third; releasing their debut album, The Life of a Song; and winning the 2010 Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Vocal Duo.
The couple has completed four seasons of their RFD-TV series, “The Joey+Rory Show,” which is filmed in their community on their own soundstage built in the barn on their farm. The Kansas-born Rory Feek and Alexandria, Indiana born Joey Martin Feek host an annual “Bib & Buckle Fest” held on their farm in Pottsville, Tennessee. They welcome approximately 2,000 music fans each year to their homestead for this event. The award-winning duo also holds a Farmhouse Concert Series at their home.
SONG LIST-CD 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
SONG LIST-DVD How’s the World Treating You I’m Not Lisa Let It Be Me Rocky Top Coat of Many Colors Hello Love I Believe in You When Mama Prayed Paper Roses If I Needed You Back Home Again Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue King of the Road I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry