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Joey + Rory Choose Honesty as a Success Strategy

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Rory Feek, Marcy Gary and Joey Martin gather at Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse.

Photo Credit: Randy Rudder

One morning at Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse, the meat-and-three restaurant owned by Rory Feek’s wife Joey Martin and Rory’s sister Marcy Gary in unincorporated Pottsville, Tenn., Joey was running late because she was trying to rescue a neighbor’s calf who had wandered onto their farm.

“I saw Joey go out this morning, and I came outside about 15 minutes later and I couldn’t see her anywhere. Then way over the ridge, I see her head pop up every few seconds and she was stripping,” Rory said, with a laugh. “When I went out to see what was going on, she was there with her jacket wrapped around a 6-hour-old baby calf that was freezing, trying to warm it up. So I tweeted about it this morning. I wrote, ‘My wife: the artist and cow whisperer. Another reason I love her.’”

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