Joey + Rory offer Xmas single
Friday, November 13, 2009
– Joey+Rory are offering their take on
holiday traditions this November with
their single It's Christmas
Time.A portion of the proceeds from the sales will be
donated to the local affiliate of Feeding America, The Second Harvest
Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
"We're incredibly grateful for an amazing year and hope to
share some of that good fortune this holiday season. CMT helped
launch our career, so we're really excited to team-up with CMT One
Country in the spirit of giving," said Joey.
The Joey+Rory single was written during a stay at Joey's family farmhouse in Indiana. It will be released digitally on Nov. 24 and has been serviced to country radio for adds on Nov. 16.
"Just sitting in the house where Joey grew up made me think about all the Christmases she spent there," Rory said. "All the trees they picked out and decorated, all the gifts wrapped while the kids tried to
sneak downstairs, all the Christmas dinners cooked and the last-
minute guests who showed up at their door. I woke up early in the
morning before anyone else, pulled out my guitar and wrote the song
with all that in mind." The single was produced by Carl Jackson, who also produced the duo's debut album, which contained the hit Cheater Cheater.
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