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‘To Joey, With Love’ Sets 2016 Record for Fathom Events

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“To Joey, With Love,” the stirring journey of husband and wife Joey and Rory Feek (2010 Academy of Country Music Top New Vocal Duo), grossed more than $1.2M at the box office in just over 750 locations and generated two times the per-screen attendance average of any other film on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. After adding more than 100 theaters earlier this month due to popular demand, this title became the highest-attended Fathom event in the inspirational category for 2016.

Fathom Events, Provident Films and Hickory Films will present a special encore screening of the touching and emotional documentary, “To Joey, With Love,” in U.S. cinemas on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

“To Joey, With Love” takes audience members through the moving moments of Joey and Rory’s last two years together, from the birth of their daughter Indiana, born with Down Syndrome, through Joey’s struggle with, and ultimate surrender to, cancer amidst their never-ending hope in something far greater.

Tickets for “To Joey, With Love” can be purchased online by visiting http://tojoeywithlove.com/theaters and selecting a theater, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 350 movie theaters.

Rory Feek Gets Emotional in New Interview About Being a Single Father

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Six months after Joey Feek died at 40, the country singer’s husband Rory is a single dad for the second time – a reality Joey saw coming after her cancer battle took a turn for the worst.

Speaking with PEOPLE on the farm he once shared with Joey in Pottsville, Tennessee, Rory is opening up in this week’s issue about losing the love of his life and musical partner, who gave birth to the couple’s 2½-year-old daughter, Indiana, months before her cancer diagnosis in 2014. Joey was also the mother figure for Heidi and Hopie, his two daughters from a previous relationship, whom he raised as a single dad.

“When the time came that we realized that Joey was most likely not going to make it through this cancer… one of the hardest things was coming to realize that I was going to be back here again where I was before, but this time raising Indiana,” Rory says in an emotional interview with PEOPLE.

Together, Joey+Rory scored third place on CMT’s Can You Duet in 2008, kicking off a career that would take them to the top of Billboard‘s country chart. But Rory, 51, says their biggest accomplishment is their blended family.

“[Joey] just couldn’t bear the idea that she was going to leave me a single parent again because I’d already been through it. She told me right on the porch out there,” Rory recalls, fighting back tears. “She said, ‘It’s not fair. You’re not supposed to have to do this again.’ I said, ‘But on the other hand, I’m perfect. I already know how.'”

 Today, Heidi, 29, and Hopie, 27, help their father raise Indy, whose home videos with Joey have been edited into Rory’s tribute film, To Joey, With Love, in select cities Sept. 20 and Oct. 6.

“God just keeps showing up,” says Rory of his life now, “and magically making what are our worst fears beautiful.”

For an in-depth look at the Feeks’ life now, watch “People Features: Rory Feek” which will debut on Sept. 15 on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN), launching Sept. 13. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices.

Rory Feek to Release “To Joey, With Love” in Theaters this Fall

Husband-and-wife singing duo Joey+Rory wanted more to life, so they chose less. In preparation for the birth of their child, the couple simplified their lives by putting their music career aside and staying at home, planting roots deep in the soil of their small farm, and the community they loved. They believed God would give them a great story — and He did.

For only one night on September 20th, Fathom Events and Provident Films will present the intimate and deeply touching documentary, To Joey With Love in movie theater nationwide. Joey+Rory’s incredible true story of life, love and hope that never dies. Joey captured the hearts of millions through Rory’s blog, This Life I Live, where Rory shared the story of the couple’s strength during his wife Joey’s fight against cancer.

The earthy purity of Joey+Rory’s story has never been revealed with this level of intimacy and access. The stirring journey of the 2010 Academy of Country Music Top New Vocal Duo takes moviegoers from the birth of their daughter Indiana who was born with Down Syndrome, through Joey’s struggle with and ultimate surrender to cancer — all amidst their never-ending hope in something far greater. To Joey, With Love was produced by Hickory Films in association with Provident Films.

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. 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.

Joey and Rory believed God would give them a great story, and He did. He gave Joey+Rory a love story for the ages, one that is sure to inspire hope and faith in all who experience it.

Purchase tickets here. Read Rory’s blog, This Life I Live.

Joey + Rory #1 Again

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Joey+Rory garnered the No. 1 position on the Country Music chart again this week with their all-new recording, Hymns That Are Important to Us, marking the recording’s third weekly reign in the top position, according to Nielsen Soundscan. This was Joey’s last album before she passed away from cancer.

Since its release on February 12th, the 13-song recording, produced by Rory and Joe West (except “When I’m Gone,” which was produced by Gary Paczosa), has also topped the Contemporary Christian Album chart for the past five weeks.

In addition, for the fifth week in a row, the Hymns That Are Important to Us video landed in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Music Video chart and also on the Christian Music Video chart. The audio recording has remained in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 chart for the past five weeks, landing at No. 4 this week. As of street week the new release became the first recording in nearly a decade to top both the Top Christian Albums and Top Country Albums charts.

For the past couple of years, Rory has poetically chronicled the couple’s journey through highs and lows–from the birth of their new daughter, Indiana, to Joey’s health challenges. Countless people from around the world have followed their lives through that blog at www.thislifeilive.com, where Rory has taken readers from the spotlight of the stage to the sunlight across Joey’s vegetable garden, revealing their greatest joys and biggest disappointments.

For further information regarding Joey+Rory, visit www.joeyandrory.com or www.thislifeilive.com

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