Award-winning husband/wife duo Joey+Rory added another trophy to their mantle Friday night, when they were announced as the winners of the “Vocal Duo” award at the 2011 ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards presented by the Inspirational Country Music Association held at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. They had just come off stage after performing their recent hit “That’s Important to Me,” when their names were announced as the winners.
“Wow, we were not by any means expecting to win this award and are so appreciative,” said Joey, as they accepted the award. “I want to thank this man standing beside me, my husband, for going on this crazy journey with me. As a successful songwriter, he always remained in the background and this has been his biggest fear and worst nightmare to be on tv or in front of a bunch of people…” Rory chimes in jokingly, “I kinda like it now.” “God’s been mighty good to us and we have Him to thank for all the blessings everyday that we get to experience.”
The duo, who won the Academy of Country Music’s 2010 “Top New Vocal Duo” award, will hit the road next month in support of their wonderful new album A Farmhouse Christmas. Their A Farmhouse Christmas Tour will kickoff November 25 in Joey’s hometown area of Anderson, Indiana. Not just another Christmas show, A Farmhouse Christmas Tour is an invitation to join Joey+Rory in their living room for a special evening of love, country music and Christmas at the farm. The stage will be set up like the living room in their own 1870s farm house in Tennessee, and the evening of music, stories and memories will warm your heart more than a cup of hot cider on a cold day.
Dates, venues and other information can be viewed by visiting www.JoeyandRory.com.