Album Number Two

Album Number Two

by Joey + RoryJoey + Rory


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After years of struggling to make it in Nashville, Rory Feek became a well-known songwriter with hits by Clay Walker and Easton Corbin who got a CMA Song of the Year nomination when he sang Rory's "I'm a Little More Country Than That." Rory finally stepped into the spotlight when he teamed up with his wife Joey on the reality show Can You Duet, a co-production of CMT and Simon Cowell's American Idol franchise. The couple placed third on the show's first season in 2008 and scored a contract with Sugar Hill/Vanguard. Their debut, The Life of a Song, entered the Billboard country chart at number ten, and won them a Best New Duo award from the Academy of Country Music in 2010. Second albums are notoriously hard to put across, so Rory takes the challenge full-on with the opening track, "Album Number Two." It's a tongue-in-cheek examination of the ups and downs of the music biz, and more than slightly autobiographical. It sends up and celebrates their success, and features Catherine Marx on honky tonk piano and Mike Johnson's pedal steel supporting the duo's playful vocals. The duo covers a lot of territory here, showing off Rory's solid songwriting skills and Joey's vulnerable country vocals. "God Help My Man" is a cheatin' song that turns the conventions of the genre inside out with a strong vocal from Joey that promises her no-good spouse some instant karma when he gets home from his girlfriend's house. "Where Jesus Is," a low-key song of faith, finds the sacred in the everyday lives of ordinary people. "You Ain't Right" is a rockin' portrait of a good old boy who feeds his family with roadkill and shows up to church in a beer-stained T-shirt. Rory goes out on a limb to sing lead on "My Ol' Man," a sentimental song about his dad that he delivers with a bare-bones arrangement dominated by the piano of Catherine Marx. It's a simmering performance that's one of the album's emotional highlights.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2010
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891406022
catalogNumber: 14060
Rank: 54410

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joey + Rory   Primary Artist
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Kevin Grantt   Bass
Rob Ickes   Dobro
Carl Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Paul Leim   Drums
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Tony Creasman   Drums
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Barry Waldrep   Mandolin
Clay Cook   Steel Guitar,Background Vocals,Hammond B3
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar
Catherine Marx   Synthesizer,Piano
Zac Brown   Vocals
Rory Feek   Acoustic Guitar
Heidi Feek   Vocal Harmony
Jimmy de Martini   Fiddle
John Driskell Hopkins   Background Vocals
Mike Johnson   Acoustic Guitar,Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Paul Overstreet   Composer
Tim Owens   Composer
Carl Jackson   Producer
Billy Sherrill   Engineer
Keith Stegall   Producer
Jay Williams   Booking
Jenny Yates   Composer
John Caldwell   Engineer
Jason Lehning   Engineer
Joey Martin   Composer
Jim Collins   Composer
Kelley Lovelace   Composer
Matt Rossi   Composer
Donnie Skaggs   Composer
Wynn Varble   Composer
Matt Rovey   Engineer
Zac Brown   Composer
Luke Bryan   Composer
Phil O'Donnell   Composer
Tim Johnson   Composer
Rory Feek   Composer
Don Poythress   Composer
Heidi Feek   Composer
Jamie Teachenor   Composer
David C. Banning   Composer
Jennie Smythe   Marketing
LeeAnn Hart   Composer
Michael Powers   Promoter
Matt Maher   Management
Kathy Best   Publicity
David Banning   Composer

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