Network will celebrate Joey and Rory Feek on Thanksgiving Day with a marathon of “The Joey + Rory Show” and exclusive messages from country music stars.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 23, 2015 – As a celebration of Joey Martin Feek’s musical talents, spirit and faith, RFD-TV and Rural Radio (SiriusXM Channel 147) are proud to broadcast “To Joey + Rory with Love on Thanksgiving Day.
The special programming starts at 9 a.m. (ET) with a five-hour marathon of the 10 best episodes of Joey + Rory from the past three years. Then, at 7:30 p.m. ET (with a replay at 11:30 p.m.), RFD-TV will air an exclusive broadcast of personal messages to the Feeks from fans and country-music stars such as Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, and more.
The Feeks have released six albums together and were named the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Vocal Duo in 2010, after Rory had already penned several hit country songs for artists such as Blake Shelton and Clay Walker. The RFD-TV series The Joey + Rory Show has followed the husband-and-wife singer-songwriters as they performed their country/bluegrass tunes and lived life on their small Tennessee farm with their newborn baby.
Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer 16 months ago and has been in hospice in Indiana since Nov. 9.
Rory encourages fans to peruse his blog of their experiences at ThisLifeILive.com. In a recent entry, he wrote that, “Joey's hope never fades. No amount of pain or medicine can touch it. It runs too deep. It’s connected to her faith in God and, as she’ll tell you, God can do anything.”
Fans can participate in Thursday’s show by recording personal greetings and well-wishes for Joey and Rory to be used as part of the half-hour TV special and on social media. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org utilizing the following guidelines.
Please send cards and letters to:
P.O. Box 5471
Vancouver, WA 98668
ABOUT RURAL MEDIA GROUP:
Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle. With a mission of reconnecting “city with country,” RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, RURAL RADIO, FamilyNet, and RFD-TV The Magazine. RMG networks are distributed to more than 100 million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Suddenlink, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. Corporate headquarters and broadcast operations are in Nashville, Tennessee.
RFD-TV is the flagship network for Rural Media Group. Launched in December 2000, RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. RFD-TV produces six hours of live news each weekday in support of rural America and is a leading independent cable channel available in more than 50 million homes.
ABOUT RURAL RADIO:
Found exclusively on SiriusXM channel 147, this is the agribusiness and Western-lifestyle channel for the U.S. and Canada. RURAL RADIO’s program schedule revolves around original productions focused on agriculture, equine, hunting, fishing, Western sports, and living the country life in small towns around rural America. Broadcast operations for the station are located in Nashville, Tennessee. The channel airs multiple exclusive series including “MARKET DAY REPORT,” “RURAL EVENING NEWS,” “RURAL AMERICA LIVE,” and “WESTERN SPORTS ROUND-UP,” as well as “Outside the Barrel,” with Flint Rasmussen, “Commodity Wrap,” with Marlin Bohling, “AgPhD,” “RealAg Radio,” “AgDay,” “FFA Today,” and “Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.” RURAL RADIO also carries live broadcasts of Western sports competitions such as the PBR, PRCA rodeos, and WPCA Chuckwagon races.
FamilyNet is America’s trusted entertainment network dedicated to providing wholesome and responsible viewing choices for today’s diverse family.
RFD-TV The Magazine is the print programming guide for the networks. It has attracted more than 180,000 paid subscribers.
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