Joey+Rory are a country and bluegrass duo famous for songs "Cheater, Cheater," "That's Important to Me" and "Josephine." The band consists of husband and wife Rory Lee Feekand Joey Martin Feek. In October 2015, Joey entered hospice after being diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer.
Prior to the group's foundation, Rory Lee Feek worked as a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee. He has written four number one hits for other artists, including Blake Shelton's "Some Beach" and Jimmy Wayne's "I Will."
In 2008, the duo performed on the singing competition "Can You Duet" and won the third-place spot. They released their first album, "The Life of a Song," that same year, and it debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. That album's flagship song, "Cheater, Cheater," peaked at number 30 on the Billboard US Country Songs chart. In 2010, the duo's song "That's Important to Me" reached number 51 on the same chart.
Joey Martin Feek discovered she had terminal cancer in 2012. The husband and wife team then released the single "When I'm Gone," a song that deals with the idea of a husband left alone after his wife's death. In late October 2015, the couple announced Joey was admitted to hospice care.