What Is a Biography of Joey and Rory?


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Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek are musicians who used to have separate careers before becoming a duet in 2008. The two performers are married and have one child as of 2016.

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Joey Martin was born in Alexandria, Indiana and performed publicly for the first time at age 6 at a first-grade talent show in which she performed the Dolly Parton song "Coat of Many Colors." Joey moved to Nashville in 1998, signed with Sony records, and recorded two albums that were never officially released.

Rory Feek was born in Kansas and moved to Nashville in 1995 hoping to sell some of his songs. He signed a publishing deal with songwriter Harlan Howard and served as his only staff writer until he moved over to Clint Black's Blacktop Music in 2000. Rory Feek started Giantslayer Publishing in 2004 with his partner, Tim Johnson.

Joey and Rory married in 2002, and the two became well-known after performing on the Country Music Television show "Can You Duet" in 2008. Sugar Hill records signed the couple and released their first album that year. Joey and Rory released several albums in the following years and earned three nominations and one win during the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards. Joey Martin Feek was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014, which eventually spread to her colon. Joey discontinued cancer treatment in October 2015.

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