When 2016 ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley took to CBS This Morning to announce the majority of the nominees for this year’s ACM Awards on Monday, he also had special news for Joey Feek. Beloved country music duo Joey + Rory are among the nominees!
Joey + Rory deserve some happiness and more reasons to smile during the final days of Joey’s brave cancer battle. As much as we love and respect the other acts — we hope Joey and Rory Feek walk away with this win.
Overall, Eric Church leads the 2016 ACM Awards nominee pack with with five nominations so far! The artists up for ‘Song’ and ‘Songwriter of the Year’ recognition are yet to be revealed. Bentley, taking over for Blake Shelton, will join Luke Bryan as host for the April 3rd event. The 2016 ACM Awards ceremony will broadcast live from Las Vegas on CBS at 8PM ET.
In December, Joey + Rory got the thrilling news that they had been nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Country Duo / Group Performance’ category for their rendition of “If I Needed You.” The talented husband and wife duo are up against the Brothers Osborne; Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay; Little Big Town; and Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe in the category.
Unable to attend the ceremony, Rory Feek revealed that daughters Heidi and Hopie, along with manager Aaron, traveled to Los Angeles to represent the musicians at the GRAMMYs. Sadly, the duo did not receive the honor— Little Big Town won for their performance of “Girl Crush.” Instead of being surrounded by glitz and glamour, Joey and Rory watched the awards program with their daughter Indiana and Joey’s close family members from the comfort of her room. We hope the couple enjoyed their night despite the results!