Rory Feek recently released the CD and DVD compilation “The Singer And The Song: The Best of Joey + Rory.” A collection of the duo’s most beloved songs, the accompanying DVD gives an up-close-and-personal look at their timeless love story.
He describes the project, released Sept. 21, as a “best of” album and not a “greatest hits” collection. As he explains, the album includes “the songs that brought out the best in us.”
“Each time we went into the recording studio, we tried our best to choose the best songs we could for where we were in our lives,” he says. “Sometimes they were songs that we had written, a good bit more of the time they were songs from friends, strangers, and now and then heroes of ours.”
The accompanying two-and-a-half hour long DVD has Rory opening up and explaining what motivates him and keeps him going each day following the loss of his wife to cancer in March 2016.
“I know how amazing this life that God has given us is, even though it’s taken some tragic turns,” Rory says in the DVD. “I mostly walk around pinching myself. That’s saying a lot, but it’s because I didn’t do it. She didn’t do it. He did it. And as much as there have been some very, very hard times the joy-filled times outweigh them. You carry them around with you, and for some reason they put some perspective to the pain, and it helps.”
2018 has proved a creative and fruitful year for Rory, who published the New York Times bestseller “Once Upon A Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a New Frontier” over the summer. The book chronicles the past two years of his life and shares how Rory carries Joey’s passion and lessons to their four-year-old daughter, Indiana.