Joey Feek was six years old when she first performed publicly. Rory Feek began performing in night clubs in his teens and early twenties. They currently perform together under the name Joey + Rory.
Joey and Rory Feek first performed as a duo in 2008 for the reality television series, "Can You Duet?" Prior to this, Rory was a successful song writer and Joey Feek (then Martin) was an aspiring solo artist who had recorded two unreleased albums. The pair met and married in 2002, and both continued to pursue separate careers until deciding to audition for the series. The couple has one daughter together, and Rory has two daughters from a previous marriage.