Rory Feek Releases First Solo Album, ‘Gentle Man,’ To Wide Acclaim

Nashville, TN (June 22, 2021) / – Rory Feek’s new album, Gentle Man, is the GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter’s first solo album, as well as the first he’s recorded since losing his wife and country music collaborator, Joey, to cancer five years ago. Rory appeared on the TODAY show this morning to discuss life on his Columbia, Tennessee farm with 7-year-old daughter Indiana, the new record, and its themes of everyday life, heartbreak, healing, and salvation. 

Gentle Man, released on Friday by Gaither Music and produced by Ben Isaacs and Matt Johnson, saw Rory joined by a long lineup of fellow musicians and country legends. Dolly Parton came together with Rory on “One Angel,” a stirring tribute to Joey penned by family friend and songwriter Sandy Emory Lawrence.

“As soon as I heard Rory was working on this album, I asked if I could contribute somehow,” said Parton. “Rory is a true gentle man. God bless you, Rory.”

Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Vince Gill, and Ricky Skaggs also collaborated with Rory on the record, alongside Sharon White, Sonya Isaacs, and Ben Isaacs. Yearwood appears on “Met Him in a Motel Room” and Skaggs and White are featured in “Small Talk Cafe.”

Media praise for Gentle Man

(Watch Rory on the TODAY show here.)

Gentle Man features ‘One Angel,’ a song featuring a heartbreaking lyric paired with a somewhat comforting melody, delicately tied together by Feek’s tender voice.” – People Magazine 

“The 14- song collection, recorded last fall, serves as a check-in point for the ACM and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter who is stepping into his artistry. Over the last 20 years, Feek has gathered an insurmountable pile of songs. Sifting through to make selections, he sought stories he could tell that relate to his own life, but evoke something universal.” — American Songwriter 

“Although Feek penned only two of the forthcoming album’s 14 tracks, he gives voice to lyrics and melodies that sound as if he could have penned them.” — 

“[…A] a stunning collection of songs that come straight from the heart of one of music’s most treasured storytellers.” — Taste of Country 

Gentle Man is available on Spotify, Apple Music, AMU, Pandora, YouTube and all popular music download and streaming platforms in addition to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and

About Rory Feek

Feek is a New York Times bestselling author and GRAMMY-award winning singer and songwriter. He is most well-known as one half of Joey+Rory, a country music duo with his late wife, Joey. The couple captured the attention of America originally when they were featured on the CMT series, Can You Duet, and captured its heart a few years later as Rory chronicled their love story, the birth of their daughter, Indiana, and Joey’s cancer battle on his blog, as well as their preparation for her passing in March 2016 at age 40. Since, he’s released a documentary, To Joey, With Love, and a memoir, This Life I Live: One Man’s Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever (Thomas Nelson). He has three daughters and lives on a farm south of Nashville with the youngest, six-year-old Indiana, where they recently built The Hardison Mill Homestead School, a one-room schoolhouse for Indy and other local children to attend.

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About Gaither Music

One of the largest independent Christian music companies in the world and a household name for millions of fans, Gaither Music Group, in partnership with Primary Wave Music Publishing, is known worldwide for its award-winning and top-selling recordings, including the Gaither Gospel Series, of which 133 products have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. These recordings, which encompass more than 177 video copyrights, showcase gospel music pioneers; many of the finest performers in the gospel and country genres; up-and-coming acts; and country artists including The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune, Joey+Rory, Alabama, Alan Jackson, The Statler Brothers, George Jones, Vince Gill, Josh Turner, Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Isaacs, and others. The brand has partnered with Sandi Patty, Gloria Gaynor, Steven Curtis Chapman and a host of acclaimed talents from various fields of music. Gaither Music Group has garnered sales of more than 40 million DVDs and CDs, including such PBS stalwarts as Billy Graham: God’s Ambassador, the only authorized video autobiography of Reverend Billy Graham; The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash; and three Elvis Presley projects, including He Touched Me and The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley, in conjunction with the Elvis Presley Estate. The company developed a partnership with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® in 2008; and its alliances with Capitol Christian Music Group, Universal Music Group and Time Life Music remain bedrocks for the company.

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