Joey and Rory Feek who rose from unknowns to being winners of the ACM Award for the ‘Top New Vocal Duo’ few years back. Earlier this year, their debut album- “Hymns that are important to us,” topped the country charts. Unfortunately, Joey lost her after a two-year long battle with cancer.
He tells CBS, “I don’t know why, I just can’t (pick a headstone). I don’t know if it’s that she’s so simple, and a wooden cross is part of what she would like. It probably has something to do with permanence. So, for now, I can sit out here and feel like it’s maybe just temporary. Although I know it’s not.”
Moreover, Rory has not been able to play or record music after Joey passed away. He does not know when he will be able to start again.
He reveals, “I don’t want to go onstage without her. That’s what I’m thinking about right now. I just don’t want to make music without her. But I also know time changes things. So I won’t say never. It’s just where I am today.”
Meanwhile, Rory continues to fight through the pain he is undergoing as the only hope and joy in his life is the couple’s two year old daughter Indiana. She has Down Syndrome.
He said, “When she was born, Joey and I said, ‘This is the child God wants us to have’, and we believed it, and we were right. I can not imagine Joey not having those two years to be a mama to Indiana and get to experience the love and happiness that Indy brought to her.”
“God knew that. He made it so. It was His gift to her. Like Indy is my gift now. She is the smile on the face of a father who should be crying. She is the joy in the life of a family that should be filled with sadness.” He says.