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Joey + Rory Bring Unused Songs to Life

Posted by Christina Forte on 10/27/2010

Songwriter Rory Feek of Joey + Rory knows that not every song matches up with the intended artist. Sometimes, for whatever reason, a song doesn’t get put on a record, but that doesn’t mean that fans won’t hear it one day.
"When we wrote 'A Little More Country Than That,' we thought it was great ... but we have that feeling about a lot of songs," Feek told The Boot. "We actually wrote it for Blaine Larsen, and he didn't cut it. We were producing Blaine's record, and we thought it was great, but his label apparently didn't think it was great. Then, Carson Chamberlain heard the song and liked it for Easton [Corbin]."
Joey + Rory sometimes use songs that have been passed over for their own albums, such as the title track of their new CD, Album Number 2.
“That song, the title track, I wrote five or six years ago for Blaine," Feek explained. "He was surrounded by people who were trying to change him, as is everybody when they're in that situation. Little did we know that five years later, we'd have a second album coming out ourselves. It was Joey's idea that all the lines pertain to us all these years later and we should cut it."
Joey + Rory are currently on tour with Don Williams.
Joey + Rory Tour Dates:
Oct. 31   Huntsville, AL   Von Braun Center
Nov. 7   Charleston, WV   Mountain Stage
Nov. 11 Valparaiso, IN   Memorial Opera House
Jan. 30 Uncasville, CT   Wolf Den
Source: The Boot