ACM NOMINEE JOEY+RORY
ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM
Husband/Wife Duo Kick Off U.S. Spring Tour With Zac Brown Band!
Nashville, Tenn. — 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. Last year CMT named them one of the Top 10 Artists of 2009 and they garnered a string of nominations including CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, ACM’s Top Vocal Duo Award and CMT Nationwide Insurance ‘On Your Side’ Award.
Joey+Rory’s debut single “Cheater Cheater” was not only their first Top 30 hit at country radio but also became a nationwide Top 10 Dance Club hit. The single peaked at #3 on iTunes Top Country Album Chart with over 400,000 downloads.
The duo and their music are featured in a number of national television ads for Overstock.com. Their 2009 tour took them coast-to-coast and overseas. Last month, they performed for fans and film industry insiders at the prestigious 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
When not performing, writing music or in the studio, Joey visits with patrons and lends a hand at Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse, a restaurant she and her sister-in-law co-own outside of Nashville. Rory heads to music row where he continues to pen award-winning hits at his publishing company. His current hit is the #14 “A Little More Country Than That” recorded by Easton Corbin. Recent awards include 2009 ASCAP Most Played Songs for “I Will” by Jimmy Wayne and “You Can Let Go Now” by Crystal Shawanda. Other hit songs include the multi-week Number One songs “Some Beach” by Blake Shelton, “Someone You Used to Know” by Collin Raye and “The Chain of Love” by Clay Walker.
Joey + Rory’s U.S. Tour Dates with Zac Brown Band are as follows:
March 2 San Diego Sports Arena San Diego, California
March 3 Dodge Theatre Phoenix, Arizona
March 4 Pan American Center Las Cruces, New Mexico
March 5 The World Arena Colorado Springs, Colorado
March 6 The Rail Salt Lake City, Utah
March 9 Fox Theatre Oakland, California
March 10 SJ State Event Center San Jose, California
March 11 Arco Arena Sacramento, California
March 12 Gibson Amphitheatre Los Angeles, California
March 13 The Joint Las Vegas, Nevada
March 17 Arlington Theatre Santa Barbara, California
March 18 Rabobank Arena Bakersfield, California
March 19 Redding Convention Center Redding, California (SOLD OUT)
March 20 Armory Auditorium Salem, Oregon
March 21 Comcast Arena Everett, Washington