By: Eddie Metzger
Joey Feek, a native from Alexandria, Indiana, is a country singer, one-half of a successful duet, and a proud mother of a beautiful daughter.
She has also been diagnosed with cancer.
Joey, along with her husband, Rory, make up the country duet, Joey+Rory. The couple auditioned for “Can You Duet” and finished in third place. After the show, the couple released their first official album, “The Life of a Song,” which earned them three nominations and one win from the Academy of Country Music in 2010.
In 2014, Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer, and she now faces its final stage, as she has requested hospice service. Her husband, Rory, has kept up with a blog to chronicle the family’s fight against cancer.
“Yesterday with tears in her eyes and mine, Joey held my hand and told me that she has been having serious talks with Jesus,” said Rory in his blog post on January 9, 2016. “She said she told Him that if He’s ready to take her… she’s ready to come home.”
Joey and Rory’s “When I’m Gone” has become an anthem for the family as they struggle through her battle with cancer.
Joey+Rory have been nominated for an Academy of Country Music award for “Vocal Duo of the Year”. The ACM awards will air at 8p.m. ET on April 3 on CBS.