Throwback to Joey+Rory’s ‘Cheater, Cheater’

This week we are taking a moment to remember Joey+Rory's highest-charting single, “Cheater, Cheater.”

Throwback to Joey+Rory’s ‘Cheater, Cheater’
Joey+Rory; Photo via YouTube

This week marks the two-year anniversary of the too-soon death of Country singer Joey Feek of the duo Joey+Rory. Though Joey has passed, their music still lives on and this week we are taking a moment to remember their highest-charting single, “Cheater, Cheater.”

During their career, the husband-and-wife musicians performed on CMT’s singing competition Can You Duet, finishing the season in third place. After the show’s conclusion, the pair signed to independent label Sugar Hill Records, where they released their debut album, The Life of a Song, and the lead single “Cheater, Cheater.”

The sassy track features Joey calling out a man for cheating on her and having some choice words for him and his mistress.

“Hey I wish her well and she rots in hell and you can tell her I said so/Cheater cheater where’d you meet that no good white trash hoe,” the tongue-and-cheek song’s chorus sings.

“Cheater, Cheater” was released to country radio in the September of 2008 until it peaked at No. 30 in early 2009. The music video for the track features the real-life couple acting out the song, as Joey confronts Rory for his unfaithfulness. They go round-and-round in circles until it is finally revealed who the other woman is, no other than Naomi Judd, a judge on their season of Can You Duet.