Only 1 Year After Wife's Passing, Rory Feek Drops News That May Impact His Time With Daughter
FaithTap Staff 7/6/2017
With so many music and talent competitions on television these days, it can be difficult to keep track of who wins and who loses. But back in 2008, a country and bluegrass music duo won the hearts of millions even though they didn't actually win the show!
We speak of course of Rory and Joey Feek, who competed in Country Music Television's Can You Duet only to place third overall. But what they did manage to win were fans who wanted to follow along with their music careers regardless of what the judges had decided.
The couple received tremendous success including a Grammy, and seemed destined to be one of the superstar husband and wife couples like Tim and Faith, or Trisha and Garth!
Tragedy rained on their parade however, when Joey found out that she had terminal cancer and later passed away in 2016.
Rory has maintained a low profile for this past year as one can imagine, keeping his fans informed mainly through his blog This Life I Live, which has been like an open diary about his relationship with Joey, their daughter, and lots of personal thoughts.
However, a glimmer of hope for his fans came recently when Rory announced that it was finally time to get back behind that microphone!
Celebrating Joey's birthday and what would have been their 15th wedding anniversary, Rory will perform in Pottsville, Tennessee September 8 and 9 of this year, to raise money for Music Health Alliance, which is a non-profit that helps families deal with medical bills of their sick loved ones.
Unsure of what the future holds, this will surely impact his time with his daughter Indy if he decides to pick up music and perform again. Rory has always kept Indy a priority in his life and with a performance in the near future only time will tell whether or not he plans on diving back into the music scene or touring again. As of now, his news to perform is in remembrance of his wife and also to support a good cause that both he and Indy can be proud of. The announcement has gotten quite a bit of attention not only because fans are excited to see him perform, but also because Rory is helping an organization which gave him support while dealing with Joey's cancer:
"I could not navigate the barrage of medical bills that were coming in. What is covered? What is not covered? What isn't covered but should be?"
For Rory, not only will this moment be a celebration of his musical talent, but also a sad reminder of the missed milestones. Either way, he knows it is what is needed to move on:
"For me, it will be good because I will learn why I am supposed to be there and what the future holds."
For fans, the silver lining is reliving the memories of Joey through the one person who knew her best, sharing them in the way he knows best - music!
Sources: Rare Country, Tennessean, Wikipedia, FB Image Source: Facebook/Joey+Rory