Saturday, March 05, 2016

Countryobit: Joey Feek

Joey Feek, the "Joey" in Joey + Rory, has died.

She's been unwell for some time, and her decline has been recorded by Rory, her husband as well as her collaborator. Yesterday he posted:

"At 2:30 this afternoon, as we were gathered around her, holding hands and praying... my precious bride breathed her last."
The pair had been active in the music industry - and married - before forming a professional partnership to compete on Can You Duet, a CMT Voice-style show. The pair came third, but a combination of their talents and connections saw them spin their appearance into a three-album run with Sugar Hill Records; then a number of self-released albums which became more and more Christianity-heavy as they progressed.