Country music singer-songwriter Rory Feek has worked hard to turn his popular blog into a television docu-series. The new This Life I Live series captures and shares scenes from his ordinary, but often extraordinary life, as they are happening. The show premiered on Sunday, March 8th at 9 PM ET / 8 PM CT on RFD-TV. Watch three episodes below!
THIS LIFE I LIVE – Episode 1: “IT IS WELL…learning to live again”
Episode 2: “HER NAME IS INDIANA”
Episode 3: “A COMMUNITY BUILDS A SCHOOL FOR A LITTLE GIRL”
Viewers get an inside glimpse as Rory chronicles his journey as a husband, single father, musician, and community member navigating the ups and downs of life. The intimate vlog series offers a candid look at the star’s life with his 6-year-old daughter Indiana alongside his older daughters, Hopie and Heidi. Rory lost his wife, Joey, to cancer in March 2016 – two years after their daughter’s birth – and in the series trailer, he describes how her presence pushes him to strive to be a better man, father, and husband.
“The show, like the blog I’ve written for the last five years, is really about nothing and everything at the same time,” Rory shares in a statement. “It’s just one man’s thoughts and reflections on life as it’s happening. Trying to make sense of this life I’m living, just like everyone else…only I am probably a little more open and honest about it.”
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Looking forward to sharing Rory’s new TV series “This Life I Live” with you in a few days. It premieres this Sunday, March 8, at 9 PM ET/ 8 PM CT on #RFDTV. Get more details here: RFDTV.com/this-life-i-live. RFD-TV is available on the following cable and streaming platforms: -AT&T (Channel 568 & 1568) -Charter Spectrum -Comcast -Cox -DIRECTV (Channel 345) -DIRECTV NOW -DISH (Channel 231) -Mediacom -Roku -Sling TV's Heartland Package -Suddenlink -RFD-TV Now (formerly RFD-TV's Country Club)
Some of the show’s storylines involve opening a new location of the family restaurant, Marcy Jo’s Muletown, learning to be a solo performer after a decade of being part of an award-winning musical duo, navigating making a TV show at home, and juggling the balance of a deeply private personal life and an incredibly open public one.
“It’s strange because privately, I am very public. I capture and share deeply personal parts of my life,” Rory says. “But publicly, I am a very private person. I strive to keep life as simple as possible, especially for Indiana. Though we get the opportunity to do and be part of some extraordinary things as a family, we are also very normal and live an ordinary life in a regular small town community. It’s what helps to keep our lives and our goals firmly rooted.”
The setting for the singer’s story is also very unique. “We live on a farm an hour south of Nashville and have a big barn which people travel to from all across the country and a one-room schoolhouse where my little one and a dozen other kids from our community go. Both of my sisters and their families live here on the farm, in houses on either side of ours. Along with an even larger cast of characters we’re surrounded by, we all do life together.”
Rory is no stranger to peeling back the layers of his life for the public. He and Joey created and shared the RFD-TV series, The Joey+Rory Show from home. The show ran from 2012 to 2014. The variety show was primarily a showcase for their music and a small portion of each episode featured the couple’s life on their farm, running their family-owned cafe, enjoying life with friends and family in their community, and touring the world to perform together.
“The new series is the reverse of that. Ninety percent of it is about the life we’re living and choices we’re making and in each episode, we try to feature a single song that is a culmination of the story that’s being told.”
After The Joey+Rory Show ended, Rory began documenting his life on his blog, building a following of nearly 2.5 million people. This Life I Live allows fans to continue to be a part of his story. It’s Not just a cable TV series— it’s also a digital online series that can be found a few days after it airs via Rory’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, and even Instagram.
Fans can watch RFD-TV on these cable and OTT platforms and many others:
AT&T (Channel 568 & 1568)
DIRECTV (Channel 345)
DIRECTV NOW: click here
DISH (Channel 231)
Sling TV’s Heartland Package
RFD-TV Now (formerly RFD-TV’s Country Club)