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Country Music Couple Joey Rory Honoured With 2017 GRAMMY® Award
Posted: Monday February 13th, 2017
Gaither Music Group
is honored to congratulate husband-and-wife country music duoJoey+Rory on their GRAMMY® Award for Best Roots Gospel Album, presented February 12th, during
the 59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. The couple received
the award for Hymns (Gaither Music
Group/Farmhouse Recordings), the first recording in nearly a decade to top
both the Top Country andTop Christian Albums charts, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Feek accepted the duo's award and dedicated it to his wife.
"My wife's dream was to make a hymns album," Feek said. "We sat together in
the final days and watched this awards ceremony last year; and she said,
'If we get nominated promise me you will come.' I said, 'I will,' and she
got a big smile on her face and she said, 'Remember if we win, I'll know
before you will.'"
, the #2 top-selling country album in 2016, was among the
Top 10 on the Country Music sales chart for 20 weeks and was in the Top 10
on the Billboard Top 200 for six weeks. The
record, produced by Rory and Joe West ("When I'm Gone"
produced by Gary Paczosa), was in the Top 100 top-selling albums for the
year across all music genres. The album was the top-selling Christian album
for the year, and the Hymns video landed in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Music Video chart and also on the Christian Music Video
chart for months.
"I couldn't be more thrilled for our dear friends," stated label founder
and longtime friend of the duo Bill Gaither. "This win
honors a life that was well-lived. There are no more deserving artists than
Joey+Rory. Though we dearly miss Joey's sweet smile, her life and music
continue to make a powerful impact on this world."
To see Rory's acceptance speech during this year's ceremonies, visit:
During the past few years, countless people have followed Joey+Rory's
journey on Rory's blog,
This Life I Live
. The blog captures the couple's love story and their walk of faith,
through the birth of their daughter Indiana and Joey's battle with cancer
to the couple's preparation for Joey's passing in March of last year. In
September, Rory compiled, edited and released a documentary of footage from
the couple's past two years, To Joey, With Love, released throughProvident Films. On Valentine's Day, he'll release This Life I Live through Thomas Nelson; the book
tells the story of his life as a young man and how his life changed when he
met his wife.
JOEY+RORY's music is available at your local Canadian Christian retailer.