As a Country and Bluegrass duo, Joey and Rory Feek recorded eight studio albums for Vanguard Records and Gaither Music Group and charted three singles on Hot Country Songs, as well as placing as third-place finalist on CMT’s competition “Can You Duet” in 2008. Shortly after the competition, they were signed to the independent label Sugar Hill Records. They returned to the “Can You Duet” stage to perform “Cheater, Cheater” on “Original Song Night” for the series’ second season in 2009. In February 2009, the duo was nominated for the Academy of Country Music Awards Top Vocal Duo.
The duo’s seventh and final studio album, Hymns That Are Important to Us, debuted at the top of the Billboard Top Country Albums and Top Christian Albums charts. It was their highest-charting release.
Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer in late 2015 and died of the disease in March 2016.