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Joey+Rory release "Josephine" video

Monday, November 19, 2012 – Joey+Rory released a video for <>Josephine, a Civil War story song featured on their latest Sugar Hill Release "His & Hers."

While researching the history of their 1870's farmhouse in Maury County, Tenn., Rory Feek came across a series of letters that J.W. Robison, a soldier from the area, wrote to his wife Josephine in December 1861. "It was cold and the future of the war and the nation was unclear, and he was missing wife and his children," Rory says of the letters. "The grammar he used and his spelling was terrible, but the words he wrote to her were unbelievably poetic".

"Rory's a bit of a history buff, so It made a strong impression on him," Joey adds, "and now for us to be able to make such a powerful music video and share the story of the love of this couple a hundred and 50 years later is something that we're really proud of."

The CD features both Joey and Rory taking turns on lead vocals in the 12 tracks.

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