what happened to rory feek's first wife?

Rory was a single dad of two (now grown 20-something) daughters for 12 years when he married his wife Joey Martin. There doesn't seem to be any information in the media about his former partner, though it is known that Rory raised his daughters as a single parent since they were babies.

Married for a decade, the duo Joey+Rory first attracted attention from country audiences in 2008 on CMT's "Can You Duet" series in which they came in third. Joey is the duo's lead vocalist, while Rory sings background vocals and plays guitar.

The husband and wife duo took home the Academy of Country Music Awards Top Vocal Duo honor on March 16, 2010. They also received the 2011 Inspirational Country Music Award for Vocal Duo.

Catch Joey+Rory's half-hour variety show on the RFD TV network. Use the RFD TV channel finder to see if the network is available in your area.

Joey+Rory are making headlines after signing an agreement with independent rights management company ole. ole now has the rights to publish more than 200 of their existing works along with any future compositions. They also acquired the digital rights to The Joey + Rory Show. Find out more from Billboard.com.

Keep tabs on the couple by following them on Twitter @joeyandrory.

Updated on Wednesday, November 12 2014 at 02:02PM EST
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