Joey + Rory
Album: Hymns That Are Important to Us
Release Date: February 14th
Husband and wife duo Joey + Rory recorded the bulk of this collection last summer while Joey Martin Feek recovered from a surgery attempting to treat her cervical cancer. "I think Joey wants to capture the words and music of her childhood," spouse Rory wrote on his blog. "The music that makes this beautiful, tragic, crazy life somehow make sense." Qualifying songs include "The Old Rugged Cross," "I'll Fly Away," "I Surrender All" and "How Great Thou Art." As the disease spread, Joey recorded the rest of her vocals at home and in hotel rooms, and in October, the couple even performed them live for a final concert that will be included with the LP. At once heartbreaking and inspiring. N.M.