Feek became an artist in his own right in 2008 when he teamed up with his wife Joey Martin to form an eponymous duo. Joey + Rory finished third on CMT’s Can You Duet and subsequently signed with Vanguard Records. They scored their first hit that same year when “Cheater, Cheater” peaked at No.30 on the U.S. Country charts.
The pair went on to record eight albums including 2008 debut The Life of a Song, 2011 festive LP A Farmhouse Christmas, and 2013’s gospel-influenced Inspired: Songs of Faith & Family. In 2010 they were crowned Top New Vocal Duo at the ACMs. Rory also penned and produced an American Civil War film named after one of the duo’s songs, Josephine.
Rory had married Joey in 2002, ten years after divorcing his first wife. Tamara Gilmer and the country star married in 1985 and had two children, Heidi and Hopie, before splitting in 1992. In 2014 Rory welcomed his third child, and his first with Joey, Indiana Boon.