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Joey + Rory #1 Again

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Joey+Rory garnered the No. 1 position on the Country Music chart again this week with their all-new recording, Hymns That Are Important to Us, marking the recording’s third weekly reign in the top position, according to Nielsen Soundscan. This was Joey’s last album before she passed away from cancer.

Since its release on February 12th, the 13-song recording, produced by Rory and Joe West (except “When I’m Gone,” which was produced by Gary Paczosa), has also topped the Contemporary Christian Album chart for the past five weeks.

In addition, for the fifth week in a row, the Hymns That Are Important to Us video landed in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Music Video chart and also on the Christian Music Video chart. The audio recording has remained in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 chart for the past five weeks, landing at No. 4 this week. As of street week the new release became the first recording in nearly a decade to top both the Top Christian Albums and Top Country Albums charts.

For the past couple of years, Rory has poetically chronicled the couple’s journey through highs and lows–from the birth of their new daughter, Indiana, to Joey’s health challenges. Countless people from around the world have followed their lives through that blog at, where Rory has taken readers from the spotlight of the stage to the sunlight across Joey’s vegetable garden, revealing their greatest joys and biggest disappointments.

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Joey Feek Laid to Rest in Private Ceremony


On Tuesday, Joey Feek was laid to rest in a family plot on the farm land she shared with her husband Rory and their children. The ceremony was attended by close family and friends, and the day couldn’t have been more beautiful. Rory describes the day as beautiful.


Joey’s one hope was that she could “come home” on a beautiful day… and it oh, it was. The daffodils were blooming, the grass was green and sky was bright blue.


In the end, the simple service was a reflection of the person it celebrated. Joey was a simple woman, who loved the Lord, her family and her home. It was more of a celebration of her life than a funeral.

Joey Martin Feek memorial video from Hickory Films on Vimeo.

The truth is, Joey will live on forever. Not just in the music she made but in the lives she touched that will go on. In her daughter. In her husband. In all of us who’ve read and prayed and hoped. We are all changed because of her. For the better.


How Rory Feek Will Keep Joey’s Legacy of Love Alive After Her Death: She ‘Encouraged Me to Write a Book’

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In the wake of Joey Feek’s death, the country singer’s loved ones prepared to lay her to rest – but Joey’s spirit will continue to be felt.

The private funeral for Feek – who passed away at 40 on Friday after a long battle with terminal cancer – was held on the Pottsville, Tennessee, farm she shared with her husband, Rory, 50, and their daughter Indiana, 2, per Joey’s dying wish. Many of Joey’s memories at the home will live on in Joey+Rory’s personal music videos, including the country duo’s clip for “When I’m Gone” – their heartbreaking ballad about a dying wife comforting her husband. “[God] knew I would need her to tell me goodbye, not just once but a thousand times,” Rory wrote of the song in January.

Now, as Rory faces life without his soulmate by his side, the widower can draw on his bittersweet conversations with Joey for guidance.

“She talked to me about how she wants me to continue to tell our story, and other stories,” Rory – who has chronicled his journey with Joey on his blog This Life I Live – shared with PEOPLE in January. “This past spring I co-wrote and directed my first film, and she wants me to go on and continue writing and making more movies.”

He added: “And she’s also encouraged me to write a book. Joey and I have both experienced the power of living, and telling a great story, so I hope to be able to continue writing and being part of a great story.”

And Rory has already preserved sweet moments in home videos.

“Without realizing I was doing it, God has allowed me to capture hours and hours of Joey and her life at home on the farm, raising Indiana and playing music,” he told PEOPLE. “I can’t help but believe that those clips will be an important part of keeping Joey’s memory alive in Indy’s heart.”

Then there’s the couple’s new album Hymns That Are Important to Us, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s country and contemporary Christian charts and No. 4 on the top 200 chart – their biggest debut ever – days before Joey’s last breath.

“When the label called to give us the news I immediately took the phone in to Joey,” Rory wrote last month. “This recording was ‘hers’ from the beginning. This is one that she has always wanted to make, and she’s worked so hard to make it happen, in spite of the difficult circumstances she is facing. As I congratulated her, she responded through tears: ‘No, honey, this is God’s record.'”

Looking back on the making of their uplifting collection, Rory said one of his “favorite memories” was seeing Joey’s dedication to the project in the midst of receiving chemotherapy and radiation.

“She would sing into a microphone that we had set up in our room,” said Rory. “It wasn’t easy, but it was important to her. Those are moments I’ll never forget.”

Rory continued: “Both Joey and I only hope that these songs and these words can touch people and bring some joy and light to them in their times of need, the way that they have to us. Selfishly, I hope the whole world gets to discover what an amazing singer and woman my beautiful wife is, and that her music outlives not only the both of us but also our children’s children’s children.”

The Feeks have asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Rory and Indy at PO Box 5471, Vancouver, WA 98668.

In Leiu of Flowers, Make Donations in Joey Feek’s Name

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Funeral services for Joey + Rory‘s Joey Feek, who died Friday after a long battle with cervical cancer, will be private. In lieu of flowers, fans may send donations to:

Joey and Indy
P.O. Box 5471
Vancouver, WA 98668.

…making plans that I hoped we would never have to make.

Posted by Joey+Rory on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family, especially Rory and their 2 year old daughter Indy.

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