Joey and Rory Feek were one of the cutest couples in country music. The couple formed the musical duo Joey + Rory after competing on the CMT’s Can You Duet back in 2008. Between then and 2016 they recorded eight studio albums, charted three singles on Hot Country Songs, and earned several award nominations, including two impressive wins — an ACM award in 2010 and Grammy award in 2017! Sadly, Joey Feek passed away in March 2016 at the age of 40. At the time of her death, Joey and Rory had been married for 14 years. In memory of their sweet love story, here are 14 things you probably didn’t know about their relationship!
14. Bluebird Cafe
The first time they met was more of a passing than an official meeting. Joey was an audience member during a songwriter’s night at the Bluebird Cafe when Rory Feek performed. They never officially met that night, but Joey definitely took notice of her future husband. During his performance, he introduced his two daughters to the audience, so she assumed he was married. It wasn’t until two years later that they were officially introduced and exchanged words.Mark Sullivan/WireImage