Country music duo Joey+Rory have received the Grammy Award in the ‘Best Roots Gospel Album’ for their Hymns album, the first recording in nearly a decade to top both the Top Country and Top Christian Albums charts, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Rory Feek accepted the award prior to the televised portion of the Grammy Award ceremony, stating, “My wife’s dream was to make a hymns album. We sat together in the final days and watched this awards ceremony last year, and she said, ‘If we get nominated promise me you will come.’ I said, ‘I will,’ and she got a big smile on her face and she said, ‘Remember if we win, I’ll know before you will.’”
Watch Rory’s emotional moment below!
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Hymns, the #2 top-selling country album in 2016, was among the Top 10 on the Country Music sales chart for 20 weeks and was in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 for six weeks. The record was also in the Top 100 top-selling albums for the year across all music genres. The album was the top-selling Christian album for the year, and the Hymns video landed in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Music Video chart and also on the Christian Music Video chart for months.
Check out Rory’s heartfelt backstage moment as well.
Over the past few years, many have followed Joey+Rory’s incredible journey through Rory’s blog, This Life I Live. The blog captured the couple’s love story and their walk of faith, through the birth of their daughter Indy, Joey’s brave battle with cancer, and the aftermath of Joey’s passing in March 2016. In September, Rory compiled, edited and released a documentary of footage from the couple’s past two years, titled To Joey, With Love. On Valentine’s Day, Rory’s book “This Life I Live” will be available to the public.
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