If Not for You

If Not for You

by Joey FeekJoey Feek


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Joey Feek recorded an album called Strong Enough to Cry for Sony Nashville in 2005 but the label chose to shelve the record after a company restructuring. Twelve years later, the album appeared under the title If Not for You on Farmhouse Records. The occasion of its release was the year anniversary of Joey's death from cervical cancer, a tragic story made worse by how her duo with husband Rory was on the rise. Rory is all over If Not for You, as is co-producer Bill McDermott, but the focus is firmly on Joey's honeyed voice. Apart from a handful of tracks -- the down-home throwback "The Cowboy's Mine," the galloping "When the Needle Hit the Vinyl," the swinging "Red" -- the proceedings are pretty gentle, but that suits his voice and sentimentality. Occasionally, the record feels a little too understated -- which may be the reason it didn't see release upon its recording -- but in the wake of Feek's passing, that adds a sweetly melancholy undertone to If Not for You.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2017
Label: Spring House
UPC: 0617884933425
catalogNumber: 884933
Rank: 26224

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joey Feek   Primary Artist
Jack Martin   Acoustic Guitar,Hi String
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Perkins   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Michael Spriggs   Acoustic Guitar,Hi String
Jimmy Nichols   Piano,Strings,Accordion,Keyboards
Gerald Boyd   Acoustic Guitar,Hi String
Bill McDermott   Acoustic Guitar,Hi String
Tommy Harden   Percussion,Drums
Brian Fullen   Percussion,Drums
Sandy Lawrence   Harmony
Donnie Allen   Banjo
Heidi Feek   Harmony
Spady Brannen   Bass
Don Kearce   Bass
Mike Johnson   Dobro,Steel Guitar
June Martin   Harmony

Technical Credits

Paul Overstreet   Composer
Max D. Barnes   Composer
Neil Thrasher   Composer
Joey Martin   Composer
Bill McDermott   Producer,Engineer
Michael Dulaney   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bob Regan   Composer
Chad Smith   Graphic Design
Tim Johnson   Composer
Jim McCormick   Composer
Rory Feek   Composer,Producer
Scott Wiseman   Composer
Keith Hunley   Composer
Sandy Emory Lawrence   Composer

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