The Life of A Song
Mike Sudhalter | November 2, 2008
One of the best new albums I've heard recently is Joey & Rory's "Life of A Song". In case you don't know, the married couple of Joey Martin and Rory Lee Feek are country music songwriters who appeared on the Can You Duet show on CMT. In this situation, it's great to see these performers go from reality show, to well, reality.
Their first single, "Cheater, Cheater", is straight bluegrass country with a song that fits perfectly into traditional country themes. Yes, it's a rollicking number, and it can't hold a candle to Martin's voice on the ballads, like "Sweet Emmylou" where she's singing about the legendary Emmylou Harris.
My favorite songs on the record are the title track, where Martin sings from the perspective of a song - if a song could talk what would it say? She says a song can bring people from China to Carolina cottonfields. Then, there's "Boots" where all of the uses of the footwear are discussed.
I enjoyed the album so much that I purchased Martin's previously unreleased album, "Strong Enough to Cry."