Two days ago, Joey Feek reached one of the goals she had when she found out her cancer diagnoses was terminal, the mother/wife/singer got to celebrate her daughter Indiana’s second birthday. Her first goal was to see Christmas of last year.
Now as Joey Feek approaches the end of her battle with cervical cancer, fans are celebrating the duo Joey + Rory in beautiful and loving ways. One of those fans is the Grand Ole Opry.
The Opry recently released video footage of the pair singing on the iconic stage with one of Rory Feek’s daughters. The song is “If I Needed You” by Townes Van Zandt which was made famous by Emmylou Harris and Don Williams.
In the video below we see the genuine love that Joey and Rory have for each other, a love that has enabled Joey to defy the odds that her medical professionals gave her.
While Joey + Rory did not win the GRAMMY they were nominated for, they did recently receive one of the highest honors their home state of Indiana can bestow: the Sagamore of the Wabash Award. The award is for “distinguished service” and individuals such as astronauts, presidents, and ambassadors have been presented the honor.
“Throughout her battle with cervical cancer, Joey and Rory have maintained their faith in God, while also providing hope and encouragement to family, friends, and thousands of fans that have been impacted by their blog and social media posts,” State Reps. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) said.
“Important Hoosier values, such as loving others, serving one’s country, following one’s dreams, and showcasing grace and joy during difficult times — have all been exhibited by Joey and Rory,” Borders said. “I would like everyone to keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.”
To keep up with Joey’s progress, check out her husband Rory Feek’s blog titled “This Life I Live”.