NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Joey Marie Feek, one half of the Grammy-nominated husband and wife country music duo Joey + Rory, died on March 4th after a two year battle with cancer.
"My wife’s greatest dream came true today," her husband wrote on his blog Friday. "She is in Heaven. The cancer is gone, the pain has ceased and all her tears are dry. Joey is in the arms of her beloved brother Justin and using her pretty voice to sing for her savior. As we were gathered around her, holding hands and praying, my precious bride breathed her last (breath). And a moment later took her first breath on the other side."
Mrs. Feek first came to public acclaim when she and her husband Rory Feek placed third on the inaugural season of CMT’s reality talent search “Can You Duet.” Their debut single “Cheater, Cheater,” then garnered more attention after peaking at #30 on Billboard's country charts.
Over the course of their career, the duo released seven albums, including last month's "Hymns That Are Important To Us" which hit #1 on the US Country Chart.
The couple also hosted the popular “The Joey+Rory Show” on RFD-TV.
Mrs. Feek is survived by husband Rory Feek; her stepdaughters Heidi Caroline Feek and Sarah Hope Feek and daughter Indiana Boon Feek; her parents Jack Martin and June Martin; and sisters Jody Martin, Julie Snyder and Jessie May. – Staff Writers