"Joey is in the arms of her beloved brother Justin and using her pretty voice to sing for her savior", shared Rory Feek about his terminally ill, attractive 40-year-old wife, Joey Feek.
Feek, who had been diagnosed with cancer two years ago, died at home in Indiana, Aaron Carnahan said. "I've had all your records and Joey, I just wanted you to know that I really appreciate the fact that you've often done my songs, talked about me at different times and I've heard that you're a big fan", Parton said in the clip.
Joey and Rory met at a songwriting event in 2002, and six years later they competed on CMT's music competition show "Can You Duet", leading to debut album The Life of a Song and their first single, "Cheater, Cheater" in 2008. "And so, it makes the hard job of saying goodbye just a little easier", he added.
Feek is survived by her husband, Rory; daughter IN; and two stepchildren, Hopie and Heidi. Read all the heartwarming messages below from Carrie Underwood to Eva Longoria.
Rest in peace, Joey Feek.
"It's hard for me to imagine being there without Joey, but at the same time... it is where she wants us to be". That video and Joey's response were posted online Friday evening as part of the blog post that publicly announced her passing.
The duo was nominated for a Grammy award for best country duo/group performance of their version of "If I Need You" and won an award from the Academy of Country Music for top new vocal duo in 2010.
Joey entered hospice care last November after she decided not to undergo further treatment when doctors said the cancer had spread. "They're dreams coming true and prayers being answered", the duo captioned a February 17 photo of Rory and Indiana.
After almost five months in Indiana, Rory says he is ready to head home to Tennessee with his daughters.
Rory also wrote about Joey's struggle to deal with cancer.
"And then, she asked me to bring our baby in".
"Joey will still be with us", he wrote.
Feek will have a private funeral service, but in a statement from their manager, the family asked that in lieu of flowers, a donation can be sent to Joey and Indy at P.O. Box 5471 Vancouver, WA 98668.