Joey + Rory – That’s Important To Me – Video

Joey+Rory bring sweetness home in their new video That’s Important To Me. Husband and wife duo Joey+Rory continue that classic sound in their new single and video “that’s Important to Me”. If these guys don’t open for The Judds this fall I may have to protest country music alltogether cause they’d be SUCH a good fit! [youtube:]Country Music Photo Gallery

Southwest Airlines Sweepstakes

Country Duo of the Year nominees Joey+Rory present a Southwest Airlines sweepstakes. Flying Southwest Airlines is a regular routine for Joey+Rory so it was only natural to team up with the airline for a “This Trip’s For You” Sweepstakes. “It’s the people’s airline. We love that,” adds Rory. “Simple, but still fun. Kinda like us,” Rory chuckles. “This TRIP’s For You” Sweepstakes presented by Southwest Airlines kicks-off today, September 2nd and runs through September 20th. The title of the sweepstakes plays off Joey+Rory’s current single “This Song’s For You,” a song Rory wrote with Zac Brown that also features the Zac Brown Band. Southwest Airlines will send one lucky winner and their guest to Houston to see Joey+Rory live at the House of Blues on Friday, October 8th as they celebrate the release of their new album. One Grand Prize winner will receive Two (2) round-trip tickets compliments of Southwest Airlines to Houston TX (from the closest airport served by Southwest Airlines), a one-night stay in Houston, and a VIP Meet & Greet with Joey+Rory backstage. Second Prize: Five (5) winners will receive an autographed copy of the new Joey+Rory CD “Album Number Two” and a Joey+Rory t-shirt. Country Music Photo Gallery

Joey+Rory Celebrate CMA Nomination

Joey+Rory are goin’ to Disneyland! They’re celebrating their CMA Nomination for Duo of the Year with a quick trip west. Husband/wife duo Joey+Rory are flying high and it’s not only a national sweepstakes with Southwest Airlines that has them on top of the clouds. The couple learned of their CMA Duo of the Year nomination today while busily preparing for the release of Album Number Two, due out September 14th. Rory also received word that the hit song he penned “A Little More Country Than That” received Song of the Year and Single of the Year nominations. “We’re both very proud to be nominated for CMA Duo of the Year again, it’s a thrill just to have our name on the same list as the other great duos in the category,” Joey says. “Personally, I’m especially excited my husband Rory’s song is nominated in two categories…for single and song of the year. This nomination is truly a testament to not only what a great artist he is…but also what an incredible songwriter he is and has been all these years.” “I’m going to Disney World!” laughs Rory. “Actually I really am. We’re flying Southwest Airlines today with our girls for a quick trip before embarking on a working cruise with Zac Brown Band and country music fans. We will certainly celebrate the nominations on the high seas!” Country Music Photo Gallery

Joey + Rory New Album News

Joey+Rory take on double duty, realeasing Album #2 and opening for Zac Brown Band on the Brakeing Southern Ground tour this summer! Husband/Wife duo Joey+Rory have an exciting year planned with a 2010 ACM nomination under their belt already, a U.S. arena tour this spring and the upcoming release of their sophomore album. Set for an early summer release (exact date TBA), the CD is simply titled “Album #2” and is produced by legendary, Grammy award-winning producer Carl Jackson who also produced their debut album. That album titled The Life of a Song debuted #10 on the Billboard Country Album Chart and remained on the charts for 50 weeks selling 200,000 copies. “This is our sophomore album and the title cut is a humorous take on the pressure put on artists when they make their second album,” explains Rory. “Rather than worry about it or avoid it, it’s more our nature to just face it head on, and even find the humor in it.” Known for bringing beautiful harmonies, authenticity and romance back to country music, the Vanguard/Sugar Hill recording artists will hit the road this spring with Grammy award-winner Zac Brown Band for the “Breaking Southern Ground” tour. Joey+Rory will not only perform but will act as emcee for the tour. “We’re beyond excited about going on tour with the Zac Brown Band,” says Joey. “Over the last year, we’ve become good friends. They’re the real deal. They don’t compromise. We love that.” “And although there are differences in our music,” adds Rory. “We’re cut from the same cloth.” “Probably some ol’ worn out jean material that feels good and has been around a while,” laughs Joey. Coming off the heels of their success in 2009, Joey+Rory are nominated for a 2010 Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Vocal Duo. The award is fan-voted and ballots open on February 26th.Country Music Photo Gallery

Joey+Rory release Free Bird as their next single

Can You Duet viewers were captivated by Joey+Rory’s unique rendition of the classic anthem “Free Bird” when they performed it acoustically on the CMT reality show last summer. Highly anticipated at the duo’s live performances, fans have already embraced this song as a part of Joey+Rory’s remarkable cross-generational appeal. The track has now been released to country radio nationwide as their next single, following the smash success of “Cheater Cheater”. Their dynamic power, and intimate chemistry has pushed Joey+Rory to the forefront of the newcomer crowd, earning them a nomination for the ACM’s 2009 Duo of the Year. Best of luck to the couple, and if you like it, request it from your local radio station!Country Music Photo Gallery