Joey + Rory score GRAMMY nomination

Award-winning, husband and wife country music duo Joey+Rory received their first GRAMMY® nomination today for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. According to the announcement by The Recording Academy, the couple have been honored for their recording of “If I Needed You,” written by Townes Van Zandt and featured on their current project, Country Classics, A Tapestry of Our Musical Heritage (Gaither Music Group).

Inspired by songs from their childhoods and music that has shaped their relationship, the couple, long known for their inspiring love story and day-to-day farmhouse living, created their very own songbook of traditional American country music with this recording. In addition to the GRAMMY®-nominated selection, it includes songs such as “King of the Road,” “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” “Paper Roses,” “I Believe in You” and “Coat of Many Colors.”

Joey and Rory

“Joey and I understand what it means to be included on the GRAMMY® nominations list that came out this morning – it’s the biggest of the big. And we’re honored and humbled to be lifted up by our peers this way, especially in a year with Chris, Kacey, Brandy, Ashley and others who are leading the charge to write and sing from their hearts, even if it costs them some airplay and takes them a little longer to get there,” stated Rory Feek in an interview with Cindy Watts at The Tennessean.

“Joey and I woke up this morning just thankful for the chance to have another day to be together. That was enough. When you honestly don’t know what tomorrow will bring, you don’t think any further than today.* But hearing the news this morning brought not only tears and smiles, it has brought us hope.


The 58th GRAMMY® Awards will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

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