Rory Feek always knew his wife Joey Feek had the voice of an angel, but it wasn't until they had been married for almost six years that they put two and two together.
Or one plus one, that is.
"I don't think it would have occurred to us to sing together," Rory told CMT News in 2008, chatting from the road while he and Joey were out promoting The Life of a Song, their first album as the duo Joey + Rory. "It's sort of obvious why. She's beautiful, and she's so talented in her own right. She has such an amazing voice she doesn't really need anything else with her...I may be a really good songwriter, but I wouldn't add any star appeal."
And so Rory, who's penned tunes recorded by the likes of Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney and Reba McEntire, was happy to take a step back and let Joey take center stage—though he was right next to her every step of the way.
They finished third on the CMT series Can You Duet and, though they didn't win, they became the most commercially successful act from the show's first season, touring and churning out seven albums. Sadly, their time together was cut short in March 2016 when Joey died of cervical cancer, a month after Joey + Rory's final album, Hymns That Are Important to Us, debuted atop the U.S. country chart. She was 40.