GRAMMY®-nominated, husband-and-wife country music duo Joey+Rory garnered the No. 1 position on the Country Music chart again this week with their all-new recording, Hymns That Are Important to Us (Gaither Music Group), marking the recording’s third weekly reign in the top position, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Since its release on February 12th, the 13-song recording, produced by Rory and Joe West (except “When I’m Gone,” which was produced by Gary Paczosa), has also topped the Contemporary Christian Album chart for the past five weeks.
In addition, for the fifth week in a row, the Hymns That Are Important to Us video landed in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Music Video chart and also on the Christian Music Video chart. The audio recording has remained in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 chart for the past five weeks, landing at No. 4 this week. As of street week the new release became the first recording in nearly a decade to top both the Top Christian Albums and Top Country Albums charts.
Longtime friends, supporters and fans have poured love into the lives of this couple and their family, especially during the recent months of Joey’s battle with cancer. The new recording has struck a chord with loyal fans who have followed the couple’s career and marriage since their debut on CMT’s “Can You Duet” followed by their launch of “The Joey+Rory Show,” one of the highest-rated shows on RFD-TV, which ran for four seasons.
For the past couple of years, Rory has poetically chronicled the couple’s journey through highs and lows–from the birth of their new daughter, Indiana, to Joey’s health challenges. Countless people from around the world have followed their lives through that blog at www.thislifeilive.com, where Rory has taken readers from the spotlight of the stage to the sunlight across Joey’s vegetable garden, revealing their greatest joys and biggest disappointments.
Hymns That Are Important to Us is featured regularly on TV networks including RFD-TV, PBS, DISH TV, DirecTV, TBN, Family Net, CTN, The Walk TV (formerly Legacy), TCT and TLN and also in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, Grace TV and the Miracle Channel. The DVD is being featured on Gaither TV, available on DISH TV–Channel 276, Roku, Google TV and the Internet.
The CD and DVD are exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and are available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon, Walmart.com, crackerbarrel.com and www.gaither.com.
For a preview of the DVD, visit: http://bitly.com/youtubeJR
For further information regarding Joey+Rory, visit www.joeyandrory.com or www.thislifeilive.comor follow them at www.facebook.com/joeyandrory or on Twitter @joeyandrory.
CD Song List: Hymns That Are Important to Us
1. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
2. I Surrender All
3. He Touched Me
4. Softly and Tenderly
5. Jesus Loves Me
6. It Is Well with My Soul
7. The Old Rugged Cross
8. I Need Thee Every Hour
9. How Great Thou Art
10. I’ll Fly Away
11. Jesus Paid It All
13. When I’m Gone
Produced by Rory Feek and Joe West
“When I’m Gone” produced by Gary Paczosa
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, where they placed third and released their debut album, The Life of a Song, which won the 2010 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award for Top New Vocal Duo.
The GRAMMY®-nominated couple, known for their simple, authentic, country lifestyle of homegrown food, family and faith in Jesus, are nominated for a 2016 ACM Award. The duo completed four seasons of their RFD-TV series, “The Joey+Rory Show,” filmed in their community on their own soundstage built in the barn on their farm. Kansas-born Rory Feek and Alexandria, Indiana-born Joey Martin Feek held a Farmhouse Concert Series on their soundstage for fans who traveled to see them from across the country.
For the past two years, Rory has been chronicling the events of their lives from the spotlight of the stage to the sunlight across their garden, capturing their greatest joys and biggest disappointments, through his moving blog www.thislifeilive.com. Joey+Rory are long-term partners with Overstock, KRAFT Foods, Roper, Crosley and others.