Rory Feek, one half of country duo Joey + Rory, is preparing to release new music this spring.
The “Gentle Man” album will feature a collaboration with Vince Gill and a cover of a Bob Dylan classic. It will also be his first album since the death of his wife, Joey Feek, five years ago.
Feek, an ACM and Grammy-winning singer songwriter who came to fame after appearing on CMT’s “Can You Duet” back in 2008, has focused on books, his blog and a documentary about his life since Joey died from cancer in March 2016. At the time, he indicated he would not perform or sing without her, but the years have softened his stance to the point that he was able to record “Gentle Man”, his first-ever solo album. It is due for release on 18 June through Gaither Records.
A press release reveals that several of Feek’s friends will join him on the album, and he introduced this new music with a cover of a popular rock song – his version of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a-Changin”.
Wearing his signature overalls and sporting a red beard, Feek performs the song for a video that focuses on images of Americans tormented by what they learn from computers.