Joey + Rory
Husband-and-wife duo Joey + Rory got their break on CMT's Can You Duet in 2008. Both had pursued separate careers in music -- Rory concentrated on songwriting and Joey on her singing -- before they decided to try their luck as a duo for the show. Although they didn't win the competition, the twosome was picked up by Sugar Hill Records and released The Life of a Song in 2008. The song "Cheater, Cheater" was a bona fide country hit and helped establish the duo's traditional sound.