Album Review: Joey + Rory - Country Classics

The latest album from one of Country Music's best-kept secrets, Joey+Rory. The album is a collection of classic country tunes that helped shape the duo's musical heritage as artists.

While they’re taking the year off to be with their new baby daughter Indiana, Joey+Rory still found the time to make Country Classics: A Tapestry of Our Musical Heritage. Released through their Farm House Records and distributed by Spring House Productions (Gaither Music Group), the album features a dozen classic country songs and was produced by Rory Feek. 

Both gifted traditional Country singers, Joey+Rory sound comfortable and confident on these tracks, only one of which was previously available from the duo (“If I Needed You,” from 2013’s Made To Last). The other 11 tracks feature songs that run from 1952 (“How’s The World Treating You”) all the way to 1980’s (“I Believe In You”). In between there are fantastic renditions of “Rocky Top,” “I’m Not Lisa,” “Paper Roses” and “Coat Of Many Colors,” the song which Joey learned before she could even actually read. 

Joey+Rory may not get much play with mainstream radio these days but as Country Classics showcases, they are stewards of Country music in all its homespun goodness, honest and true. The album is currently (as of May 2014) only available via Cracker Barrel stores but it’s well worth heading there for to get the CD (and also enjoy some food, too, while you’re at it).