Joey + Rory Spread Christmas Spirit With Double the Joy
Husband-wife duo Joey + Rory are celebrating the Christmas season in full swing by releasing two holiday projects. The country duo is offering their take on holiday traditions with their poignant single, 'It's Christmas Time,' and with a unique children's album from The Song Trust entitled 'Merry Kidsmas.' The couple is partnering with CMT One Country for both projects. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of 'It's Christmas Time' will be donated to the local affiliate of Feeding America, The Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, and a portion of the proceeds from 'Merry Kidsmas' will benefit the USO through the end of 2009.
'It's Christmas Time' was inspired during a stay at Joey's family farmhouse in Indiana. "Just sitting in the house where Joey grew up made me think about all the Christmases she spent there," says Rory. "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."
'Merry Kidsmas' is a 12-song collection sung by everyday kids of all ages and created by The Song Trust. The Song Trust is a collaborative group in Nashville committed to creating and delivering music from the perspective where the song, not the singer, is the star. The album features nine original songs co-written by members of The Song Trust including 'Bring Him Home Santa' and 'Box of Rocks,' which will be released to radio Nov. 16. 'Merry Kidsmas' was co-produced by Rory and Tim Johnson and is in stores now.
"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," says Joey.