Joey + Rory Feek's final album Hymns that Are Important to Us is this year's best selling Christian album. It is also Billboard's #1 Christian album of the year. The act is the No. 3 top Christian duo/group of 2016 and No. 5 among all artists in the genre.
Hymns That Are Important to Us, the duo's seventh and final studio album, was released on February 12, 2016 via Gaither Music Group. The set, which was a "dream project" for Joey Feek, consists of twelve covers of Christian hymns, plus a reprise of "When I'm Gone," which was first featured on the duo's His and Hers album in 2012.
Some proceeds of the album's deluxe edition will go towards the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation, a charity selected by Joey Feek in honor of her daughter's friend who has Loeys-Dietz syndrome.
Hymns That Are Important to Us debuted at number one on the Top Country Albums and Top Christian Albums charts and number four on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 68,000 copies, making the album Joey + Rory's highest-charting effort and best sales week to date. In its second week, the album dropped to number two on the country album chart and sold an additional 37,000 copies.
It again topped the Country Albums chart in its fourth week, with 44,000 copies sold, with a total of 182,000 copies sold in the US. The album has sold 482,400 copies in the US as of October 2016.