ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (Dec. 9, 2015)– Country singer Joey Martin Feek of Joey + Rory says she wants to live long enough to see three February milestones.
She was diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer last year. The duo were nominated for their song “If I Needed You.”
Rory Feek has been documenting his wife’s battle with the disease on his blog, This Life I Live. Fans have been following their journey since Joey was diagnosed a few months after she gave birth to their daughter, Indiana, in 2014.
She ended treatments in October and has since entered hospice care at her childhood home in Alexandria, Indiana. Rory wrote that his wife is strong despite being confined to her bed.
“There isn’t a day that goes by that she doesn’t look me and her family in the eye and say ‘I’m gonna beat this’, or ‘I’m getting better, I believe that,’ ” he recently wrote. “And she asks me if I believe it, and I do.”
Rory told The Tennessean that Joey wants to live to see the release of the duo’s new album on Feb. 14, The Grammys on Feb. 15 and her daughter’s second birthday on Feb. 17.
“Joey set a personal goal (Monday) morning of being here for all three,” he said to The Tennessean. “She’s so faith-filled and determined, don’t be surprised if you see us sitting in the audience at the award show, holding hands and smiling when they open the ballot and read the winner’s name.”
The pair came to fame after appearing in 2008 on the CMT reality singing competition “Can You Duet.” They had a hit with their single “Cheater, Cheater” that same year. The couple also appeared in commercials for Overstock.com.