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Joey + Rory ready "Album Number Two"

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 – Joey+Rory are ready with "Album Number Two." They better be because that's the title of their sophomore disc, due Sept. 14.

The disc is the follow-up to their successful debut album "The Life of a Song," which included the hit Cheater Cheater.

The new material featured on "Album Number Two" is largely co-written by Rory, a hit songwriter in his own right. He co-wrote the final track and lead single, This Song's For You, with Zac Brown. The song, featuring the Zac Brown Band and produced by Keith Stegall, is a working man's anthem and a tip of the hat to country music fans and concert-goers. The writers penned the song on the road and was first introduced on the "Breaking Southern Ground" tour. The response prompted a halt to the release of the already completed Joey+Rory album until the song was recorded and added.

"We worked it up with Zac in rehearsals for the spring tour as something to do in the encore," says Rory. "But the response to the first time we sang it on stage took our breath away. It still does. It's not just for the fans...it's for all the people out there who work hard for a living, are barely getting by, and who truly love this country even though it ain't perfect."

A video for the single was recently shot in Joey+Rory's community near their farm in Pottsville, Tenn. with a cast of nearly 60 everyday folks who live there. Scheduled for release mid-August, the video was directed by Darren Doane, who also directed Zac Brown Band's live DVD and last three videos.

There are songs about love (Born To Be Your Woman), cheating (God Help My Man), faith (Where Jesus Is), cowboys (All You Need Is Me), horses (The Horse Nobody Could Ride), and being famous (Farm To Fame).

"We just want to be who we are, nothing more and nothing less," said Joey, "and sometimes that means speaking our minds." Rory added, "Our plan for this new record is the same as it's always been - to show up, do what we do and hope that magic happens."

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