Rory Feek is a celebrated American country singer and songwriter, he has written music for some of the biggest names in country music including Blake Shelton, Clay Walker, and Tracy Byrd. He has a solo career but he also performs with his wife regularly.
Rory and his wife, Joey Feek, formed the group Joey + Rory and competed ina CMT talent show Can You Duet. They did pretty well and came out in the third place. Rory also founded Giantslayer records for the purpose of helping independent artists launch their careers.
Rory Lee Feek was born in Atchison, Kansas on the 25th of April 1965 – although some websites list his year of birth as 1966. At the age of fifteen, Rory learned how to play the guitar while in high school.
After high school, Rory served in the United States Marine Corp for eight years. As much as Rory is proud of his service to his country, he always had a passion for music which is why he returned to pursue music after service. He chose to follow his dreams and relocated to Dallas, Texas. Rory chose Texas to start his career because of the developed music scene there. He rented an apartment in Dallas in the mid-90s in hopes of finding an agent or collaborators.
To make ends meet, Rory performed in several nightclubs and bars. During this time, he met several upcoming artists like himself.
Rory Feek’s Net Worth
Rory Feek currently has a total net worth of $3 million. This is a result of his long and dedicated career in entertainment.
His career as a songwriter was inspired by Merle Haggard, Don Williams and several others. When Rory returned from the Marine Corps, he lived in Dallas, Texas. After Texas, in 1995, he relocated to Nashville on the advice of Rod Phelps – an attorney for Nashville Entertainment. While in Nashville, he signed a publishing contract; shortly after, he released his first single as a songwriter. One of his early releases included Someone You Used To Know by Collin Rate. The song was a critical and commercial hit and even became a top-five country hit song. He also co-wrote The Chain Of Love by Clay Walker which was also another top five country song.
Some of the other artists he has written for include Kenny Chesney, Tracey Byrd, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Wills, Terri Clark and Randy Travis. For all his success as a songwriter, he got his first number one single when he wrote Some Beach with Paul Overstreet for Blake Shelton.
In 2004, Rory Feek founded Giantslayer Records Label to promote independent acts and performers.
After placing third on Can Your Duet, Joey + Rory signed on with Vanguard Records and shortly after, released their first single Cheater which was a success. Shortly after, I Will – a song that Rory co-wrote for Jimmy Wayne also made it to the charts.
There’s no denying that Rory Feek is pretty good at what he does and he deserves every penny of his net worth.
Is He Gay?
As previously mentioned, Rory Feek is married to a woman, which means the musician is straight. It is understandable why people would question his sexuality, it has become commonplace for the media and gossip blogs to speculate about people in the limelight. But based on his dating history and his own admission, Rory Feek is a straight man.
First Wife, Daughters & Children
On the 3rd of August, 1985, Rory got married to his first wife – Tamara Gilmer. With Tamara, he had two daughters – Heidi Feek and Hopie Feek. Heidi, who was born in 1986, followed her father’s footsteps and became a musician as well. The younger daughter, Hopie, was born in 1988. In 1992, Rory and Tamara got divorced.
A decade later, Rory married Joey Martin Feek and together they started the band – Joey + Rory. The couple had their first child together in 2014. Joey gave birth to a daughter Indiana Boon, who was born with Down Syndrome.
On the 4th of March, 2016, Joey Feek passed away of metastatic cervical cancer.
Height & Weight
Presently Rory Feek’s height, weight and body measurements are unknown. From looking at him, it is easy to tell that the musician is of average height and weight. It is currently not disclosed if he follows a diet or workout routine to maintain his physique. But as with most celebrities, it should be expected that Rory puts in some kind of effort in order to remain fit and healthy.