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Joey + Rory Share Cancer Battle in New Blog

Photo via: http://thislifeilive.com/

Photo via: http://thislifeilive.com/

Joey and Rory Feek have shared news with their fans that Joey was recently diagnosed with an aggressive cervical cancer.  Rory shared the news on the couple’s This Life I Live Blog.

In May, at a routine appointment with her gynecologist, Joey’s doctor discovered something that concerned her.  She said there was a mass on Joey’s cervix and that she wanted do a biopsy, and would let us know the results when she got them back.   A few days later, Joey woke up from a nap with a message from the doctor, asking that we come in and talk with her that afternoon.  When we walked into the her office, the doctor was clearly upset.  Before she could even say the word “cancer”, her eyes welled up with tears and sobbing she said, “I’m so sorry Joey…”.   My wife bravely smiled and said, ” it’s gonna be okay, just tell us”.   And so she did.

Joey underwent surgery this past Friday at Centennial hospital in Nashville.  She was sent home the day after the surgery and is recovering.

It’s been five days now, and Joey’s getting stronger every day. Her swelling is going down and spirits continue to go up. We had a follow-up appointment with the oncologist yesterday and he said that the margins and the lymph nodes he removed came back clean, so there’s no more cancer in her body and she won’t need chemo or radiation. There in the waiting room after the appointment, we held each other and our baby, and we cried once more.

Joey’s cervical cancer diagnosis comes just four months after the couple welcomed their baby Indiana Boon Feek. Joey + Rory revealed one month later in a blog post that she has down syndrome.   The couple is leaning on their strength in God to get through this journey.

“Yes, it has been quite a year for us so far. In the past six months, God has taken us places we never dreamed we would go,” Rory shares. “It’s been terrifying and thrilling all at the same time. We never know what tomorrow will bring… none of us do. But what an incredible journey life is. We are just going to continue to trust Him and hold to each other and… pedal, pedal!”

You can follow along on Joey + Rory’s journey on Rory’s This Life I Live Blog.

Joey and Rory Share Their Special Gift in New Blog

Joey + Rory, welcomed their beautiful daughter into the world on February 17th of this year. Indiana Boon Feek was born at 8 lbs., 2 oz. and was delivered naturally at home, which Joey says in a new blog post was the “single greatest thing she’s ever experienced in her life.”

Joey goes on to explain in the blog post,

“There was some concern about Indy and through genetic chromosome testing done at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, it has been confirmed that Indiana has Down Syndrome.  Although that news came at first as a surprise to us, Joey and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.  During the pregnancy, we never did an ultrasound, or saw a doctor, nor would it have made any difference if we had.  We trusted that God would give us the baby He wanted us to have… and He has.  Out of all the parents in the world, He has chosen us to care for and raise this special gift.”

“The baby is healthy and doing wonderful and Joey and I are loving each and every minute that we have with her.  We can’t wait to see where this new chapter in our lives leads us and what wonderful story unfolds in the coming years.”

The couple has cleared their 2014 schedule and committed to taking this year off to be home and simplify their lives.   You will be able to follow along with Joey, Rory and the family in Joey’s new blog at http://thislifeilive.com.

Photo: http://thislifeilive.com/our-special-gift-from-above/

Photo: http://thislifeilive.com/our-special-gift-from-above/

 

 

Joey + Rory Welcome Baby Girl, Indiana

Joey + Rory Baby

Congrats to Joey + Rory who welcomes a beautiful daughter into the world yesterday at 12:03pm. The announcement was made on their Facebook with picture of the new bundle with big sister Hope.

Baby Indiana Boone (not sure if it’s spelled w an e or not) was born today, 2-17-14 at 12:03 pm. She weighs 8 lbs 2 oz. Sharon Thompson, Sandy Fleck and Jessica Anderson please message me w your email information so that I can contact you for your free Joey+Rory CD! Joey+Rory appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers for their family and they are all resting after a very full day. (Julie)

Congrats to the happy couple!!!

CMA Songwriters Series to Return to NYC

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The CMA Songwriters Series returns to the acclaimed Joe’s Pub in New York City for a special two-night event on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5. Celebrating nine remarkable years, the CMA Songwriters Series features special guests Deana Carter, Rory Feek, James Slater, and host Bob DiPiero. Tickets go on sale today and show times for both nights will be 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM/ET.

Carter is best known for her No. 1 smash, “Strawberry Wine,” which won CMA Song of the Year in 1997 In addition, she penned the Kenny Chesney hit “You and Tequila,” which was nominated last year for CMA Song of the Year.

Feek is one half of the duo Joey + Rory. He wrote or co-wrote much of the duo’s current album, His and Hers and has logged multiple No. 1’s including “Little More Country Than That” recorded by Easton Corbin and “Some Beach” recorded by Blake Shelton.

Slater is a singer/songwriter who has penned songs including “In My Daughters Eyes” recorded by Martina McBride, “Unstoppable” recorded by Rascal Flatts, and “The High Cost of Living” recorded by Jamey Johnson.

CMA Songwriters Series host DiPiero (“Southern Voice” recorded by Tim McGraw, “Blue Clear Sky” recorded by George Strait, and “Lovin’ You Is Fun” recorded by Easton Corbin) will join Carter, Feek and Slater, sharing the entertaining stories behind some of his most popular hit songs.

Tickets for the Dec. 4 and 5 CMA Songwriters Series at Joe’s Pub are $40 and $35 each and are on sale NOW. For information about Joe’s Pub or to order tickets, visit joespub.com or call (212) 967-7555 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM/ET. Joe’s Pub is located at 425 Lafayette St. in New York City.

For more information on the CMA Songwriters Series visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.

Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery & MORE Honored at ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards

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ICM Awards

The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards were held last nightt at The Fellowship at Two Rivers to honor artists, songwriters, radio personalities and others in the genres of Christian and Inspirational Country Music. Winners included Rascal Flatts for “Mainstream Inspirational Country Song” and “Video,” Martina McBride for “Mainstream Country Female Artist” and Scotty McCreery for “Mainstream Country Male Artist,” along with the top Inspirational Country Music artists: Kali Rose, Tommy Brandt, Mary James, The Roys and many more. For a complete list of winners, please see below or visit www.FaithFamilyCountry.com.

Highlights of the evening included Gene Higgins being presented with the “Living Legend Award,” as well as performances by Guy Penrod and special guest Sarah Darling, Dennis Agajanian , Aaron & Amanda Crabb, and Canton Junction. ICM favorite Andy Griggs took over hosting duties from Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander for a portion of the show, with Miss Tennessee USA 2014 and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2014 presenting the winners with their trophies. The star power did not end with performers. Presenters included American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle, The Voice’s Holly Tucker, Jim Ed Brown, Former NBA Player Mike Glenn and The Roys. The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards were presented by Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child and Operation Troop Aid was this year’s charity of choice. Airing on The TCT Network, GEB America, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), The Worship Network and Total Living Network (TLN), this year’s show reached a potential audience of 1.6 billion, it’s largest to date.

2013 ICM Winners:

ENTERTAINER:
Kali Rose

MALE VOCALIST:
Tommy Brandt

FEMALE VOCALIST:
Mary James

VOCAL DUO / VOCAL DUO PERFORMANCE:
Steve Richard & Laura Dodd

VOCAL GROUP OR BAND:
Sunday Drive

MAINSTREAM INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:
“Changed” Rascal Flatts

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY MALE ARTIST:
Scotty McCreery

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST:
Martina McBride

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP:
Joey+Rory

INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:
“They Don’t Stay Little Long Enough” Chuck Hancock

SONGWRITER:
Chuck Hancock

VIDEO:
“Changed” – Rascal Flatts

MUSICIAN:
Dennis Agajanian

COMEDIAN:
Chonda Pierce

RADIO STATION/NETWORK:
Inspirational Country Radio Network

NEW ARTIST:
Charee White

YOUTH IN MUSIC AWARD:
The McDougal Kids

FAITH, FAMILY, & COUNTRY MOVIE:
Spirit of Love, the Mike Glenn Story – Film It Productions
Produced by Darla Rae

RADIO PERSONALITY:
Marty Smith

INSPIRATIONAL BLUEGRASS ARTIST:
The Roys

MUSIC EVANGELIST:
Russ Murphy

TELEVISION NETWORK:
RFD TV

2013 LIVING LEGEND:
Gene Higgins

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