Rory is an ordinary man with an extraordinary story. He loves old cars, old farmhouses, old people, and pretty much anything nostalgic or that has character. He's 53 years old on the outside and in his mid 20′s down deep. He am a believer whose dreams have taken me places he's never imagined. I’m also a Believer who has a long, long way to go. He wants to live a great story. He wants to be a better man. He films. He writes. He shows up. God does the rest.
As a blogger, Rory shares his heart and story with the world in real-time through his thislifeilive.com blog that has over 2.3 million Facebook followers. The love story of he and his wife Joey, her recent battle and loss to cancer and his vignettes of unwavering faith and hope in the face of tragedy inspires millions of readers who follow along with each post.
As a songwriter, Rory’s written multiple number-one songs and had dozens of other songs he’s written recorded by Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Randy Travis, Reba, Waylon Jennings and many others.
As a recording artist, Rory is one-half of the Grammy-winning country-music duo Joey+Rory. He and his wife Joey have toured the world, sold nearly a million records, and have their own weekly hit television show that airs all across the country on RFD-TV. Their last album “Hymns That Are Important To Us” sold over a half-million copies in 2016 and debuted at number 1 on all Billboard album charts.
As an author, Rory’s memoir This Life I Live “One Man’s Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever’ debuted at the top of the New York Times Bestseller list and is still one of the top-selling books across the US. He also writes, shoots and edits their music videos, and is the creator of the television shows and specials that they appear in.
As a filmmaker, Rory wrote and directed the moving documentary To Joey, With Love and is finishing his first feature-length film, Josephine, an epic love story set the declining months of the Civil War. A screenplay that he co-wrote with Aaron Carnahan, it is slated to be released in theaters in the summer of 2017.
Rory and his 3-year-old daughter Indiana live an hour south of Nashville in an 1870’s farmhouse near their family-owned diner Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse.