MARCH 5, 2016 — E! News can confirm Joey + Rory member Joey Feek has died after a battle with cervical cancer. She was 40 years old. “My wife’s greatest dream came true today.  She is in Heaven,” Rory Feek wrote on the blog today in a post titled A Dream Come True.

Joey + Rory is an American country and bluegrass duo composed of singer-songwriters Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek, who are husband and wife. Joey is the duo’s lead vocalist, while Rory sings background vocals and plays guitar. The duo was the third-place finalist on CMT’s competition Can You Duet in 2008. That same year, Joey + Rory signed to Sugar Hill/Vanguard Records, releasing their debut album The Life of a Song in late October. This album’s lead-off single, “Cheater, Cheater”, was a Top 40 hit on the Billboard country charts. Although none of their other singles made top 40 on that chart, the duo released seven studio albums in total.

The Life of a Song is the debut studio album from the country music duo Joey + Rory. The album was released on October 28, 2008 via Vanguard and Sugar Hill Records. It was produced by Carl Jackson. The album features songs which Joey and Rory sang on Can You Duet.

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This debut single was written and recorded by American pop singer Vanessa Carlton. OMG! I bought this CD album, not the single, a week or so after it was released. Somehow, I loved both the song and the entire package that Carlton delivered, especially with this single.

“A Thousand Miles” became Carlton’s breakthrough hit and one of the most popular songs of the year. To date, it remains Carlton’s biggest hit in the United States, and her only single to reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.

Billboard magazine opined, “it’s the song’s classical-tied piano hook that endures with urgency throughout the song that lends it spectacular charm, along with the artist’s vulnerable vocal style… A truly auspicious opening.”

“A Thousand Miles” is a piano-driven pop song supported by a string orchestral arrangement, in which its protagonist (Carlton) pines for her lover, from whom she has been separated. Carlton said that she wrote the song about her grandfather, who had died earlier. She has also called the song “a combination of reality and fantasy. It’s about a love that so consumes you that you do anything for it. That’s how I felt at that time”

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