Unspeakable Country Music Tragedies (8/8)


8. Joey Feek’s Heartbreaking Story

 The pair that gained the most success and attention from their incredible appearance on Can You Duet were one of country music’s favorite duos for many years. 

With a deep-seated faith and beautiful blessings in their life like their baby girl, Joey+Rory were mainly focused on making music for the soul – and it just so happened to be very country! 

Loved by most anyone they encountered, this chart-topping duo revealed troubling news in late 2015 when it was announced that Joey Feek had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The pair decided to spend the rest of their days living, loving, and enjoying the remainder of time they had been blessed with. 

On March 4th, 2016, Joey Martin Feek passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. 

Their story captured the hearts of country music lovers everywhere and the blog that husband Rory Feek kept about their lives served as an incredible story book for anyone willing to read. 

Watch Joey + Rory sing their beautiful song, “When I’m Gone” in the video below. 

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