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Joey Feek

  • Birthplace: Alexandria, Indiana
  • Birthday: September 07
Date of passing: 
March 04, 2016

Joey Feek was a singer best known for her contribution to Joey + Rory, a country and bluegrass duo she performed in with her husband, singer-songwriter Rory Feek. In 2008, the duo competed on CMT's reality series Can You Duet?, in which they came in third.

The Feeks also appeared on the 2012 reality series The Joey+Rory Show, which was filmed in their small hometown of Pottsville, Tennessee. Joey was also co-owner (with Rory's sister Marcy) of Marcy Jo's Mealhouse, located in the same town. The café and the couple's farmhouse served as locations for the series, which aired for four seasons on RFD-TV, a cable channel aimed at rural America. Joey also appeared as herself on The Great Food Truck Race and The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca.

In the late 1990s, the singer moved from Indiana to Nashville, where she met Rory, whom she married in 2002. In 2005, she released a solo album, Strong Enough to Cry, but after the couple’s third place finish on Can You Duet?, they were rewarded with a recording contract with Sugar Hill Records. They released their first album as a duo in 2008, The Life of a Song, which peaked at No. 10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with the single “Cheater, Cheater.”

Joey Feek was a singer best known for her contribution to Joey + Rory, a country and bluegrass duo she performed in with her husband, singer-songwriter Rory Feek. In 2008, the duo competed on CMT's reality series Can You Duet?, in which they came in third.

The Feeks also appeared on the 2012 reality series The Joey+Rory Show, which was filmed in their small hometown of Pottsville, Tennessee. Joey was also co-owner (with Rory's sister Marcy) of Marcy Jo's Mealhouse, located in the same town. The café and the couple's farmhouse served as locations for the series, which aired for four seasons on RFD-TV, a cable channel aimed at rural America. Joey also appeared as herself on The Great Food Truck Race and The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca.

In the late 1990s, the singer moved from Indiana to Nashville, where she met Rory, whom she married in 2002. In 2005, she released a solo album, Strong Enough to Cry, but after the couple’s third place finish on Can You Duet?, they were rewarded with a recording contract with Sugar Hill Records. They released their first album as a duo in 2008, The Life of a Song, which peaked at No. 10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with the single “Cheater, Cheater.”

In 2010, they won top new vocal duo at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Their following albums included Album Number Two, His and Hers, Made to Last and A Farmhouse Christmas.

The couple also appeared in a string of commercials for online retailer Overstock.com.

Joey Feek died of cancer on March 4, 2016, in Alexandria, Indiana. She was 40.

 

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