Throughout the heartache and pain, Joey and Rory have kept their eyes to God. Joey Feek is living out her final days in her childhood home in Indiana, struggling with the inevitable realizations that she’s leaving this earth much too soon. However, through the sadness, God has pulled them through. The couple announced that on Valentine’s Day of 2016, Joey’s last album will be released. The gospel album will feature hymns that have helped the couple stay strong. Joey recorded her portion of the album this past summer before her cancer made it too difficult.
We recorded it in a studio in Nashville early in the summer – just after recovering from her first big surgery in Chicago. And then she did her vocals where she could… in hotel rooms, our house, wherever and whenever she felt up to singing. In early October, we even did a tv taping of the songs in the concert hall at our farm in front of a live audience. Joey was weak and it was difficult for her, but she was determined. This record means so much to her. It is the songs that are the most important to her.
Yesterday, Heidi and I went into Bill Gaither’s studio up here in Joey’s hometown and added our harmony parts to add to Joey’s vocals on all the songs. It’s going to be special.
The folks at the record label asked us if we would like to designate a charity that might benefit from a portion of whatever sales of this record we might have…
Joey and I talked about it and told them yes.