Hit Country Music Duo Joey+Rory Performing at the Steeplechase Jockey Club Party

Winners of 2010 American Country Music Award for Top New Vocal Duo

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 18, 2011– Award-winning husband/wife duo, Joey+Rory, will present a special performance at the 2011 Iroquois Steeplechase Jockey Club Party on May 13.

The Jockey Club party takes place the night before the Iroquois Steeplechase from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Percy Warner Park. The party will feature a jockey auction, horse art silent auction, food by About Thyme catering and a live musical performance by Joey+Rory. 

Joey+Rory broke into the country music scene in 2008, when they were finalists on CMT’s Can You Duet competition. Their Life of a Song album hit stores in October of that same year, and their debut single, “Cheater, Cheater,” was a top 40 hit on the Billboard country charts.

Since then, the duo has quickly gained attention as one of country music’s favorite duos. In 2010, they won the Academy of Country Music’s “Top New Vocal Duo or Group” award, and this year they were nominated in the “Vocal Duo of the Year” category.  A hit songwriter, with several #1 songs to his credit, Rory co-wrote Easton Corbin’s smash “A Little More Country Than That” and was nominated at the recent ACM Awards for “Single Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.”

“What better way to kick off the biggest spring social event, than by having such talented artists perform at the kick-off event. We're looking forward to a great event,” said Libby Cheek, executive director of the Iroquois Steeplechase.

Not only will partygoers have an opportunity to see Joey+Rory perform, they can also bid on jockeys for a chance to gather trackside near the finish line on race day.  Those who bid on winning jockeys will have their photographs taken with the jockey in the Winner’s Circle after each of the day’s three stake races. Additionally, guests can bid on various horse art created and interpreted by several local artists and celebrities during the silent auction.  The horse art auction will initially begin online May 1 and will end May 13 at the conclusion of the jockey party.

For more information about The Jockey Club or the Iroquois Steeplechase, contact Libby Cheek at 615-591-2991 or visit the Iroquois Steeplechase website at www.iroquoissteeplechase.org.

About the Iroquois Steeplechase

Held on the second Saturday of every May at Nashville’s Percy Warner Park, the Iroquois Steeplechase is the premier spring race in American steeplechasing and Music City’s traditional rite of spring – typically attracting more than 25,000 spectators. Since being designated in 1981 as the official charity of the Iroquois Steeplechase, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has received more than $9 million from the event proceeds. For information on advance ticket purchases, corporate and hospitality tents, and tailgating and RV spaces, visit www.iroquoissteeplechase.org or call (615) 591-2991.

About the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is a leader in pediatric care, ranked as one of the best children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and 15th in the nation by Parents magazine. The Children's Hospital provides 222 beds for the highest level of pediatric care and is also a top-level teaching and research facility. Children's Hospital features Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders and offers services for cancer, organ and bone marrow transplants, level 1 pediatric trauma, treatment for developmental disorders and the highest designated level NICU in the state.

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Jeff Bradford/Natalie Townsend, the Bradford Group, info@bradfordgrp.com, 615.515.4888