My name is Rory. I wear overalls, but I’m not a farmer, yet. I love old cars, old farmhouses, old people, and pretty much anything nostalgic or that has character. I’m 48 years old on the outside and in my early 20′s down deep. I am a believer who’s dreams have taken me places I’ve never imagined. I’m also a Believer, that has a long long way to go. I want to live a great story. I want to be a better man. I film. I write. I show up. God does the rest.
My wife: I am married to the greatest woman that I’ve ever known. Her name is Joey. She has the voice of an angel and the heart of a saint. She is why I’m me. We’ve been married 11 years and God has given us an incredible love story. Not just how we began.. but now, today. That love story is still unfolding, and hand-in-hand, we turn the pages. I want to out-love and out-serve her, but it is impossible.
My children: I have two daughters, no wait… I have three daughters. Our two oldest, Heidi and Hopie are grown and making their way in this world. Our youngest, Indiana, is brand new and making her way in this world. Indy has down syndrome. I think Hopie has up syndrome (she’s always happy). Heidi’s got music syndrome (she’s an aspiring singer/songwriter). All my children are good and perfect gifts from above.
My life: I live on a small farm about an hour south of Nashville Tennessee. We have a cow, some chickens, some cats and a dog named Ranger. We’ve spent the last six years making music, traveling all over the world singing and performing for people, making a television show at home and working hard on our dreams. We are taking this year off to search for something better. To simplify, and be with our family and friends, and to homestead. We’re learning how to be self-sufficient and raise as much of the food that we eat as we can. We don’t have a television and don’t want one. We traded our iPhones in for flip-phones and are starting to talk to people again. We love our life.
My blog: I’m a songwriter who isn’t writing songs right now. Joey has been encouraging me to write about our lives instead. So at the beginning of this year, I started doing so. I don’t know why. I don’t have a plan or a purpose for this blog, other than to capture as much of these days and these moments as I can in posts, and share them with others.