Joey Feek is still waging her battle with cancer, as husband Rory pens that both of them know the end is near. The country/bluegrass duo known as Joey + Rory have a new album coming out next month. “Hymns That Are Important to Us” went on pre-sale on the Cracker Barrel website today.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Rory says he won’t make any more music once Joey Feek passes away.
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“This is the last record that Joey and I will ever get to make and the last songs we’ll ever get to sing together,” he says. “I have no desire to go on singing or performing without her.”
Rory and Joey Feek’s little girl, Indiana, likely knows every track on the upcoming album by heart. Joey Feek rocked her to sleep, singing her the songs.
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“Her mama rocked her to sleep singing them and has even taught Indy how to sing along with sign language on ‘Jesus Loves Me,'” Rory tells ET. “Joey singing these songs is a big part of Indy’s life so far, and I know that these songs will go on to be very important to her as she grows up and is able to hear Joey still singing them to her when we play the album.”
While most of the album was recorded in a Nashville studio, Joey Feek’s final vocals were recorded in a hotel room while she was undergoing chemo and radiation treatments.
It was this past fall that doctors said those treatments weren’t working, and Joey Feek returned to her childhood home in Indiana, under hospice care.
— Country Living (@CountryLiving) January 12, 2016
In Rory Feek’s blog, This Life I Live, he recently wrote about his and Joey’s understanding that the end is near, as well as Joey Feek’s conversations with Jesus.
“I’d like to tell you that she’s doing great and is going to beat this thing. But I can’t.”
Do you think Joey Feek knows of Rory’s plans to stop making music once she passes away? That doesn’t sound like something the Joey + Rory singer would ever want to happen.