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Joey + Rory create web site to say good bye

Friday, July 24, 2009 – Joey + Rory's new single is To Say Goodbye, about the death of a loved one without being able to say goodbye.

The duo, a married couple, created a special website - www.tosaygoodbye.org - with a video, encouraging others to share their goodbyes for lost loved ones.

In July1994, Joey's only brother, Justin, was in a car accident about a mile from their farmhouse in Indiana. He was 17 and on his way to the county fair. Joey and Justin were a year apart in age and the best of friends. A nearby neighbor ran from the scene to the house to get Joey and her mom. On the side of the road that nigh, they held Justin's hand. They cried, and they prayed with him. Several days later, he pass away. He never regained consciousness, so Joey never got the chance to tell him her feelings.

Over the last few months, Joey + Rory received hundreds of emails from people around the country who bought their album and heard the song. In their emails, they said the song helped them to realize that one of the reasons their pain was still so deep was because they'd never had the chance to say goodbye to the loved ones that they lost.

Joey+Rory created the web site as on online community where people could share their personal stories and potentially say goodbye to the loved ones even after they're gone. On June 15, Justin's birthday (and Joey and Rory's anniversary), in the den of their farmhouse, Joey recorded her own personal goodbye to her brother Justin.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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