Who is Tamara Gilmer?
Tamara Gilmer was born in the United States of America, and is best known for being the first wife of country singer and songwriter Rory Lee Feek, who’s noted for writing singles for other high profile country artists such as Blake Shelton and Clay Walker.
The Wealth of Tamara Gilmer
How rich is Tamara Gilmer? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, gained partly through the success of her then husband Rory Feek who has managed to gain a net worth estimated at $3 million through his success in the music industry, and their subsequent divorce agreement. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Marriage and Family
Little is known about Tamara’s early life and how things were before she met Rory Feek. Rory was deeply interested in music at a young age, well before the two started a romance, leading to their marriage in 1985. The couple would have two children Heidi and Hopie, born during the late 1980s, but in 1992 the couple separated, leading to their divorce during the same year.
Prior to Rory’s success, the family often moved around the country as he worked with the US Marine Corps before they eventually settled in Columbia, Tennessee, where their children would grow up. Their eldest daughter is Heidi Feek who eventually pursued a career similar to that of her father, as a singer and songwriter. She initially worked as a backup singer for her father’s country duo – Joey + Rory – before releasing her own music. After releasing two Extended Plays (EPs), she started touring with artist Dillon Hodges, but also continues to collaborate with her father in his music endeavors.
I love these two! pic.twitter.com/mZNEewGmib
— Joey+Rory Fans (@joeyroryfans) November 29, 2016
Rory learned how to play the guitar at the age of 15, but later served two tours with the US Marine Corps after matriculating from high school. He started out playing in nightclubs in Dallas, Texas before deciding to try his with a publishing contract in Nashville, Tennessee. Some of his most successful works as a songwriter include “The Chain of Love” by Clay Walker and “The Truth About Men” by Tracy Byrd. He’s also written for other popular artists including Mark Wills, Randy Travis, and the number one hit “Some Beach” by Blake Shelton.
He eventually started his own record label called Giantslayer Records which is known to have worked on two studio albums of Blaine Larsen. He later founded a duo called Joey + Rory, who would first earn popularity through competing in the talent show entitled “Can you Duet”, and a year later they signed with Vanguard Records. They released several chartings songs, while he still continued to work on songwriting. The duo would record a total of eight studio albums for Vanguard Records, with three of their singles charting high on the Hot Country Songs chart.
Gilmer moved away from the spotlight after her divorce from Rory Feek, though still remained actively in contact because of their children. Rory later met fellow songwriter Joey Marie Martin, and the two started a relationship which lead to them marrying in 2002. She is known to have worked with Rory in several song recordings, although she was initially slated to release her own solo album, but due to management problems with her label it was never released. Her popularity only increased when the band Joey + Rory were formed, leading to them signing to a label, followed by their numerous studio releases.
Rory had daughter, Indiana Boon with her, however, their child was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome. A few months later, his wife Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer. The first surgery was a success and she was declared free of cancer though it returned in 2015 and had metastasized to her colon. It was later revealed that her cancer was terminal and she rapidly deteriorated after that, passing away in 2016. Later on, Gilmer’s younger child with Rory came out as a lesbian, and it took some time for the parents to accept that. However, she is set to marry her girlfriend on her father’s farm.
Tamara Gilmer Online
One of the reasons there is very little information about Tamara is due to a lack of any information online; she does not have accounts associated with any of the major social media websites. There are Facebook and Twitter profile accounts with similar names, though none of them are related to her. There are also no pictures of her online, leaving a lot of speculation on her looks. There is also a Twitter account with her name that was created in 2012, but after the creation it was abandoned, and nothing has been posted since.