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Nashville, TN — November 10, 2016 — Ontourage Management is proud to announce the signing of new management client Jamie Lynn Spears.  The Louisiana based singer-songwriter added several accolades to her resume in recent weeks, winning two awards for “I Got The Boy” recorded by Jana Kramer; including a BMI Award as well as NSAI’s “Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written.”  She shared the BMI Award and NSAI Award with co-writers Connie Harrington and Tim Nichols.

Ontourage Management President Tony Conway said, “Our team at Ontourage is extremely proud to represent Jamie Lynn Spears for management.  Her devotion to songwriting and country music is as real as it gets.  We, as well as her team are already at work on her soon to be announced projects, that are exciting and fresh.” Katie Weaver of Ontourage Management added, “Jamie Lynn Spears is a force to be reckoned with and well on her way to making a major footprint in Country Music. We are thrilled about this partnership and the success her future holds as she continues to accomplish her goals.”

Last week, Jamie Lynn was honored to be inducted into the CMT’s Next Women of Country Franchise 2017. In addition to the ceremony, she hosted the AT&T Red Carpet Live for the 50th Annual CMA Awards along with Bobby Bones and Brett Young. She topped the week off on Friday with a performance on The Grand Ole Opry in the Ryman Auditorium.

With a week full of visibility and praise for her songwriting, Jamie Lynn Spears and her team are off to a great start.  Spears will continue to focus on her songwriting through the year’s end and will be announcing her new projects as an artist in early 2017.

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Kellie Pickler Headlines Rare Country ‘VIP Pre-Jam’ Nov. 30

Limited # of Passes Available to the Public via Rare Country’s Facebook and Twitter Pages 

Nashville, TN – Kellie Pickler will headline the Rare Country VIP Pre-Jam concert on  Wednesday, November 30th inside Bridgestone Arena’s Rehearsal Hall, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. The Pre-Jam acoustic concert will honor invited veterans and feature performances by Kellie and other special guests.  A limited number of passes to the Pre-Jam will be available on Rare Country’s Facebook and Twitter pages, stay tuned to for additional information.

The Rare Country VIP Pre-Jam serves as a warm-up to “Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam,” which features Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, Travis Tritt, 3 Doors Down and Charlie Daniels. Tickets to the Volunteer Jam can be purchased here.

Passes to the Rare Country VIP Pre-Jam are not available for purchase and will grant admittance to the Pre-Jam ONLY. Guests will need to have purchased a separate ticket to attend the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam, which begins at 7 p.m.

About Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19, she first gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.” She has gone on to release four critically acclaimed  albums, including her Gold-certified debut Small Town Girl as well as 100 Proof, which Rolling Stone named the Best Country Album of 2011. Among her best known hits are the Gold-certified “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” “Best Days of Your Life,” “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind,” “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You,” and “No Cure for Crazy.”

In spring of 2013, Pickler partnered with dance coach Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.” That same year, she also released her fourth album, The Woman I Am, with Black River Entertainment, which featured three songs co-written by Pickler including the title cut. She voiced the lead character, a sweet potato named Mirabelle, in the Veggie Tales animated movie “Beauty and the Beet” in 2014, and launched her home goods line, “Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler,” in cooperation with the Opry Stores ( in 2015.

Her CMT docu-comedy series “I Love Kellie Pickler,” which co-stars her husban d,  songwriter/producer Kyle Jacobs, debuted in November 2015, propelling the network to its highest premiere with adults since 2012 and women since 2008. The hit television series returned for a second season in August 2016.

Pickler is an avid supporter of the U.S. military, having completed nine USO Tours thus far and is preparing for her tenth. For more information, please visit

About Rare Country

Rare Country is an official media sponsor of the “Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam.” A subsidiary of Cox Media Group, Rare Country is one of the fastest growing media brands in country music. The site’s ‘Fans 1st’ mentality guides its coverage of everything the country music fan is passionate about. See what all the excitement is about at Be Rare. 

Tune-in Alert! Justin Moore Debuts New Single On NBC’s TODAY (11/14)

Six-Time Chart-Topping Entertainer to Perform “Somebody Else Will”


Date: Monday, November 14

Time: 10:00am | All time zones

Network: NBC | Check local listings

PLATINUM-selling singer Justin Moore will debut his new single “Somebody Else Will” on TODAY Monday morning (11/14) at 10:00am on NBC (check local listings). The anticipated follow-up single arrives on the heels of his sixth No. 1 hit “You Look Like I Need a Drink,” from his fourth chart-topping album KINDA DON’T CARE (The Valory Music Co).

Moore recently flexed his comedy muscles with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s CMA Awards post-show special. The talented entertainer introduced his wicked sense of humor to the late night audience as he performed “The Ballad of Claus Jorstad (Devil Stool)” about an unlucky man in Norway who had an unfortunate run-in with an Ikea stool in the shower. Watch it here.

Moore will kick off his co-headlining AMERICAN MADE TOUR with Lee Brice at the beginning of 2017 with opening acts William Michael Morgan and Brett Young joining for the 25 dates already on the books. For tickets, tour dates and additional information visit


Brett Eldredge Glows As His Cubs Dreams Come True

Cubs’ superfan Brett Eldredge missed the 2016 CMAs to watch history as the Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years.

brett-eldredgeAfter participating in the victory parade, he sang “Go Cubs Go” with the players and some of the 5 million fans who came out to celebrate the champs last Friday.

Tuesday night, he was back at work in Nashville to perform songs from his first holiday album, “Glow,” for the CMA Country Christmas special (airs 11/28 on ABC). You can also catch him live at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (11/24 on NBC).

Eldredge released “Glowon October 28th to much acclaim. Recorded in the style of his musical hero Frank Sinatra, the album features the original title track along with classic holiday songs including a duet with Meghan Trainor on “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

If you’re shopping for the music fan on your gift list, “Glow” is this perfect present choice this holiday season.



Jackson Browne, Gary Clark Jr., Foo Fighters, Don Henley, CHRIS HILLMAN and HERB PEDERSEN, Norah Jones, Elle King, Kings of Leon, Jeff Lynne, Randy Newman, stevie nicks, regina spektor, george strait, THE BANGLES, and lucinda williams TO HONOR Tom PettY AS 2017 MUSICARES® PERSON OF THE YEAR

image003-4T Bone Burnett Announced As Musical Director Of Star-Studded Tribute Concert To Benefit MusiCares®‘ Emergency Financial Assistance And Addiction Recovery Programs

WHO:             Performances by multi-GRAMMY®-winning artists Foo Fighters, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Kings Of Leon, Randy Newman, Stevie Nicks, and Lucinda Williams; GRAMMY-winning artists Gary Clark Jr.,

Jeff Lynne, and George Strait; GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriters Jackson Browne, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, Elle King, and Regina Spektor; and rock band the Bangles. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers will close the evening’s performances. Multi-GRAMMY-winning artist and producer

T Bone Burnett will serve as musical director. Additional performers will be announced shortly.

Attendees will include Neil Portnow, President/CEO of MusiCares® and The Recording Academy®;

Alexandra Patsavas, Chair of MusiCares; Bill Silva, Chair Emeritus of MusiCares; and John Branca, Honorary Chair of MusiCares. The event’s Tribute Chairs are Olivia Harrison, MusiCares Board Member; Ringo Starr, multi-GRAMMY-winning artist; and Cameron Strang, chairman/CEO of Warner Bros. Records.

Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include: Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Young.

WHAT:           Tom Petty will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year in celebration of his extraordinary creative accomplishments and significant charitable work. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute—now in its 27th year—provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.

GALA:                        The 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction will be followed by a gala dinner, a tribute concert featuring renowned musicians and other artists, and the award presentation. This year, for the first time, a limited number of VIP experience tables will be available for $75,000 that include: 10 seats, red carpet entrance, access to artist rehearsal and special backstage area (day before event), private pre-show reception with dedicated staff and personal auction bidding kiosk, front row table placement, enhanced dining experience, and exclusive gift bag with a limited-edition commemorative item. For more information on purchasing tables and tickets to the event, or placing ads/messages in the tribute journal, please contact Dana Tomarken at MusiCares, 310.392.3777. The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week, which culminates with the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards® at Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

WHY:             The MusiCares Foundation® offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities, and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist, and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund® allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares offers Safe Harbor Room® support, sponsored in part by the Bohemian Foundation and RBC Capital Markets, to provide a network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

WHERE:        Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall

                        1201 S. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA  90015

Parking: West Hall Lot, off Cherry Street; cost: $25 (no valet available)

WHEN:           Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

                        *Note Check-In Time*

4:30 p.m.                     Media Check-In (at Gilbert Lindsay Plaza)

5:30 p.m.                     Red Carpet Arrivals, Cocktail Reception, and Silent Auction

8 p.m.                          Gala Dinner

9 p.m.                          Concert & Award Presentation

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, please “like” MusiCares on Facebook, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.


Kenny Chesney on the Pinnacle, the President + Beyonce

Kenny Chesney on TWO Major Honors + Loving Music
Pinnacle/President’s Award Winner On The Record + On Beyonce

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Having just spent two weeks doing interviews and promotion for his Cosmic Hallelujah, Kenny Chesney came into Nashville grateful – and humbled by the response to his chart-topping duet with P!NK “Setting The World on Fire.” Having spent several days getting ready to receive the Country Music Association’s Pinnacle Award at the 50th Annual CMA Awards – given for only the third time in the organization’s history – he took the idea of his speech very seriously, even mentioning “responsibility” in what he said onstage.

To him, the moment was supposed to be about acknowledging the music, the journey and especially the fans who’ve lived their lives in his songs. So to be told the following afternoon that there was a buzz about him dissing Beyonce, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year was astounded. With an interview with ABC completed, Chesney thought people who knew him at all would more than know if anything his serious expression was one of respect, a man knowing he was seeing a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

“I love Beyonce… I loved her Super Bowl performance, her sense of how to make the music hit really hard – and give it drama when she’s onstage,” Chesney responded. “The idea her fans were so quick to judge me, or know what I was thinking doesn’t feel like the woman I’ve always imagined Beyonce to be – and honestly, the people who love her music, either.

“As someone who believes in the message of Spread the Love, we try to find the best in people – and in this case, that meant really watching the musicianship on that stage, as well as a guest in our format who’d written an incredible song. I am amazed and saddened this is the response my respect for her art gets.”

Chesney, originally signed to Acuff Rose for “The Tin Man,” a pained ballad about how life can puncture you, was awarded BMI’s all-genre President’s Award recognizing his commitment to songwriting and the creative community on Tuesday night.  With Cosmic Hallelujah delayed to accommodate “Setting The World On Fire” affording him extra time to record more songs, the unconventional tactic to make the music even stronger has resulted in a No. album at today – and exceptional critical notices.

USA Today proclaimed, “Chesney goes ‘deeper’ on new album,” while The New York Times enthused Cosmic Hallelujah is “a long, long way from Mr. Chesney’s typical arena-country ballads  about rural pleasures and island getaways” and NPR cited it for “folk’s storytelling, soul’s honesty and gospel’s spirit.” Newsday raved “The result will fit nicely between ‘Friends in Low Places’ and ‘Keep Your Hands To Yourself.’ In other words, country perfection.”

“I believe music is great or not,” says Chesney. “It has nothing to do with genre, gender or color. Just did you bring it, and how great are your songs? To me, there’s no question about Beyonce – or my response to their performance.”



Days after the announcement that Richard Lynch Band has been holding the #1 spot on the Top 50 True Country Song Chart on Roots Music Report for 30 consecutive weeks, Renegade Radio Nashville announces the launch of a new radio show, Traditionally Lynch with Richard Lynch as the co-host.

“We have been sitting on the edge of our saddles waiting to announce this news,” says Lynch. “Now the time has come!!”

The traditional country hour’s Traditionally Lynch with Richard Lynch & Captain Jack will be one hour of real American country featuring musical guests who will share their stories about working as a traditional country music artist, their roots in the music, musical inspirations and more.

“Richard is the real deal — he embodies the country lifestyle through his music, philanthropic work with American Veterans and as a farmer. We are excited for the launch of Traditionally Lynch… We’re putting the ‘twang’ back in country,” said Captain Jack of Renegade Radio Nashville.

Don’t miss first live broadcast with special guest Ray Stevens November 10, 2016 at 10 A.M. Be a part of the fun every Thursday at 11 A.M. on Renegade Radio Nashville or watch live on


Merle Haggard’s Legacy Celebrated On New "Country’s Family Reunion" Episodes In November With John Conlee, Mark Wills, Vince Gill, Bobby Bare & More

Upcoming brand new, never before seen episodes of “Country’s Family Reunion” will pay tribute to country music legend, Merle Haggard. Artists in this series include John Conlee, Vince Gill, Bobby Bare, Gene Watson, Moe Bandy, Teea Goans, Rhonda Vincent and more.

This is one of the biggest ever Reunions as they pay tribute to the life and music of Merle Haggard. Featuring songs and stories from three of Merle’s sons, along with John Conlee, Vince Gill, Bobby Bare, Gene Watson, Moe Bandy, Teea Goans, Rhonda Vincent, Ray Benson, The Isaacs, Mark Wills, David Frizzell, Ronnie Reno, Mac Wiseman, Bill Anderson and more.

The idea behind the hit “Country’s Family Reunion” series when it all started in 1997 was simple – ask the great people who shaped country music to get together and talk about their history, and maybe sing a few songs. Each episode of Country’s Family Reunion is hosted by country legend and hit songwriter, Bill Anderson who guides the discussion and supplies viewers with inside stories from his many years in the business. Nearly 20 years later, Gabriel Communications celebrates more than a dozen projects, featuring hundreds of songs and never-before-heard stories from some of country music’s original artists, which would have otherwise been lost forever. Click here to find out where to watch RFD-TV and “Country’s Family Reunion” in your area.

Upcoming “Country’s Family Reunion” Airdates:
*All episodes re-air on Saturdays at 11 pm CST
Friday, November 4 – Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Friday, November 11 – Tribute to Merle Haggard
Friday, November 18 – Tribute to Merle Haggard
Friday, November 25 – Tribute to Merle Haggard

Tune in Fridays at 7 pm CST and Saturdays at 11 pm CST on RFD-TV.

The “’Country’s Family Reunion’ Collection Series” DVD box set features four different show compilations including “Country’s Family Reunion Original,” “Country’s Family Reunion Celebration,” “Country’s Family Reunion Gospel,” and “Stories From The Golden Age Of Country.” Purchase the entire series and have unlimited access to over 50 legendary country music artists with 130 rare live performances online by visiting

Gabriel Communications, started in 1996 by long-time disc jockey Larry Black, is the producer of the popular “Country’s Family Reunion” and “Larry’s Country Diner” series. Black first applied the “Reunion” concept to the legends of country music in 1997. The idea was simple: bring America’s most-treasured artists together into one room to reunite and reminisce about their careers, perform signature songs and share stories while the cameras roll. The result has been pure magic, documenting hundreds of stories and performances that would have otherwise been lost. Each episode of Country’s Family Reunion is hosted by country legend and hit songwriter, Bill Anderson who guides the discussion and supplies viewers with inside stories from his many years in the business. The series’ popularity has led to top-rated shows on RFD-TV and wildly successful DVD sales, spurring the creation of more than a dozen more projects and “Country’s Family Reunion” News (a monthly newspaper that highlights the music of yesteryear), as well as giving rise to sold-out theatre shows and ocean cruises by the ever-growing fan base. For additional information on Gabriel Communications, please visit

Blake Shelton To Headline the First-Ever Happy Valley Jam, held in Beaver Stadium on the campus of Pennsylvania State University on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Other Artists Confirmed to Perform For This First Concert Held in Penn State Football Stadium  Include Chris Young, Big & Rich, Plus Newcomers David Ray and Adley Stump

Tickets go on sale November 16 at
Country music and “The Voice” superstar Blake Shelton will headline the Happy Valley Jam, held in Beaver Stadium on the campus of Pennsylvania State University on Saturday, July 8, 2017. This historic first concert includes a superstar lineup with Chris Young and Big & Rich also slated to take the stage. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting November 16 at

The inaugural concert was announced Saturday night (11/5) during the Penn State-Iowa clash in Beaver Stadium, including a video message from Shelton (view here.) The concert and date were initially announced on Oct. 22 during the Nittany Lions’ gridiron victory over No. 2 Ohio State.

The Happy Valley Jam is presented by Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics and Basis Entertainment, one of the nation’s premier live entertainment companies.

“We are elated to welcome Blake Shelton and a tremendous lineup to the first-ever concert in Beaver Stadium,” stated Sandy Barbour, Penn State Director of Athletics. “We have been resolute in our efforts to make our first stadium event unique. The Happy Valley Jam will be an historic day for Central Pennsylvania and we can’t wait!”

“We are thrilled to be the first to organize a concert at Beaver Stadium,” said Gary DeWaard, president and CEO of Basis Entertainment. “We have confirmed our stellar line up to create a historic moment for Penn State.”

Shelton was selected the Country Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year a record-tying five consecutive times from 2010-14. He earned CMA Entertainer of the Year honors in 2012 and CMA Album of the Year in 2013, in addition to numerous other awards and nominations, including the Grammys and Academy of Country Music. Shelton has had 17 consecutive No. 1 singles, with 22 overall atop the charts, during his superlative career.

In 2011, Shelton joined NBC’s hit music competition series, “The Voice,” as a coach. Shelton is in his sixth year, and the show’s 11th season, on the popular program.

Also slated to join Shelton in performing during the Happy Valley Jam is Chris Young, one of the most identifiable voices of any young male singer in country music. With five albums to his credit, CMA Musical Event of the Year nominee Chris Young has amassed eight No. 1 singles, and fifteen Gold/Platinum certifications. Among the RCA Records artist’s hits are “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think Of You,” a duet with Cassadee Pope, Young’s latest No. 1 and fastest-rising single of his career. Released in November of 2015 and debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Young’s first co-produced album, I’m Comin’ Over, also includes the new single, “Sober Saturday Night” featuring Vince Gill and the three-week No. 1 smash title track. The single and album earned him four ACM Awards nominations, including his first in the coveted Album of the Year category as both the artist and producer, and a Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Country Song. Young recently embarked on the second leg of his headlining “I’m Comin’ Over Tour” and released his highly anticipated, first Christmas album, It Must Be Christmas.

To make the concert even more memorable the larger-than-life duo, Big & Rich, are also slated to perform. Big & Rich is comprised of Big Kenny and NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” winner John Rich. The multi-platinum hit duo have garnered multiple Grammy, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations. The first single, “Look At You,” from their latest studio album, Gravity, smashed into the top 10 on the Country chart. The follow-up single, “Run Away With You,” kept the momentum rolling, also hitting the top 10, while the latest single, “Lovin’ Lately” featuring Tim McGraw also just scored top 10 on the country charts. The Country superstars’ first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, includes their hit infectious single, “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” Other hits include “Comin’ to Your City,” “8th of November” and their No. 1 hit, “Lost in this Moment.” Meanwhile, “Comin’ to Your City” is nearing a decade as the theme song for ESPN’s “College GameDay.”

Happy Valley Jam will kickoff at 4 p.m. on July 8th with country newcomers David Ray and Adley Stump opening the inaugural concert.

Concert ticket pre-sales with various Penn State constituencies, including Nittany Lion Club members, students, alumni and staff will begin Nov. 8-15, starting at 10 a.m. for each group. Pre-sale information on ordering tickets will be sent directly to each group.

Public ticket sales will begin at 10 a.m. on Nov. 16 online only at On Nov. 17, ticket sales will open to phone sales by calling 1-800-NITTANY (weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) and in-person at the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office, (weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.). Tickets, including on-field seating, will be reserved with the exception of a general admission area directly in front of the stage.

Parking information for the Happy Valley Jam is to be announced as it becomes available.

The Happy Valley Jam will include beer sales at concession stands throughout Beaver Stadium, along with wine sales available in the premium areas. More information will be announced.

For more information about the Happy Valley Jam, go to, call 1-800-NITTANY or visit the Jordan Center Ticket Office.

‘To Joey, With Love’ To Be Released on DVD, On Demand and on iTunes

The film presents Joey+Rory’s strength during fight against cancer that captured  hearts of millions

Husband-and-wife singing duo Joey+Rory wanted more to life, so they chose less. To Joey, With Love is the true story of life, love and hope that never dies, chronicling the couple’s journey as they simplified their lives, welcomed their daughter Indiana and Joey fought cancer, all while putting their hope in something far greater. The film is available from Provident Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment on DVD December 20, on iTunes December 9th and On Demand December 20th from Starz Digital.

The intimate and deeply touching documentary follows Joey and Rory as they simplified their lives in preparation for their daughter Indiana, who was born with Down syndrome, and eventually as Joey fought against cancer. The couple’s strength captured the hearts of millions through Rory’s blog, This Life I Live, where Rory shared their story. Special features with the film include a previously unreleased song from Joey+Rory, “In The Time That You Gave Me,” as well as a family slideshow and video clips, “I Am Not A Mistake,” and “Not To Die, But To Live,” created by Rory.

To Joey, With Love, presented nationwide by Fathom Events, Provident Films and Hickory Films, grossed more than $1.7 million. The film had two encores on October 6 and October 17, with a limited-theater screening that began on October 28.

In their music career, Joey+Rory recorded eight studio albums for Vanguard Records and Farmhouse Recordings and charted three singles on Hot Country Songs. In 2008, the duo was the third-placed finalist on the CMT competition Can You Duet, and received the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Vocal Duo award in 2010. In October 2015, the duo cancelled all future concert appearances in the wake of Joey’s diagnosis with terminal cancer. On March 4, 2016 Joey Feek died; she was just 40 years old.

Rory is also releasing a book, “This Life I Live: One Man’s Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever” on February 14, 2017, through W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. More information is available at