Rory Feek Dicusses Grammy Win, Family, and More on 'Today'

  • Rory Feek Dicusses Grammy Win, Family, and More on 'Today'

Rory Feek Dicusses Grammy Win, Family, and More on 'Today'

Rory Feek spoke Tuesday about the GRAMMY he won with his wife Joey a year after she died from cancer.

Rory will surely be celebrating the couple's Grammy win with the their young daughter IN when he gets back home to her. It is the last piece recorded together by the duo and became one of the top-selling albums of the year.

Joey + Rory was nominated for best country duo/group performance for their song, "If I Needed You", but instead of attending the live event, the two watched the show from her childhood home near Alexandria, Indiana.

The singer from Alexandria, Indiana, found success when she paired up with her songwriter husband on the Country Music Television singing competition Can You Duet? in 2008.

"['Hymns That Are Important To Us"] finally came out a year ago nearly exactly, and we sat together in the final days and watched this awards ceremony last year", Rory said (via Us Weekly). She stopped treatments after learning it was terminal and spent her last days in her Hoosier hometown of Alexandria.

"Now I am even more thankful that I am going because she did want me to go", Rory told the Associated Press. In his speech, he shared this story and tearfully dedicated the award to his late wife.

Less than a month after their final album was released last February, Joey died at on March 4, 2016, following a two-year battle with cervical cancer. "And then she said, with a big smile on her face, she said remember, I will know before you will". "We knew it would be special for us, but I don't think we had any idea of how special it would be for other people and where it would lead". But, she [might be] playing outside with her grandma.

In a blog post Friday announcing her death, Rory Feek wrote, "My wife's greatest dream came true today".