One could argue that the best thing to come out of the world falling in love with country duo Joey + Rory was their beautiful music. You could also argue that it was getting to know their family, which includes Rory’s daughters from a previous relationship, Heidi and Hopie, and their baby girl, Indiana – who everyone calls “Indy.”
Although the family has endured heartbreak and tragedy when they lost Joey to cancer in March 2016, they somehow still have a positive outlook on life and love, thanks to their close bond. The father of three and his daughters appeared on the 2018 Father’s Day episode of CBS Sunday Morning to perform a few songs, promote his book Once Upon a Farm, and talk about raising a young daughter on his own.
During one segment, Rory performed the classic country song “If I Needed You” with his daughter Heidi and her Firekid bandmate Dillon Hodges. If the tune sounds familiar to you, that’s because it was originally performed by Townes Van Zandt, but was recorded by fellow country singers including Emmylous Harris, Don Williams and Joey + Rory.
Joey + Rory’s version was included on their 2013 album Made to Last, and the music video included footage from little Indy’s birth.
Even though Rory was fully entranced in his wonderful father-daughter performance with Heidi, he couldn’t help but look over at his other two children who were dancing together on the porch. With a huge smile on his face, Rory beamed with pride watching little Indy dance around to his music, especially to a song he used to sing with her mother.
Watch the sweet performance – and Indy’s dance – in the video below.