Joey Feek may be going through a really tough battle right now with cancer, but that doesn’t mean that the only news she is getting is bad news. Today Joey + Rory found out that they had been nominated for a Grammy award. MSN shared that Rory Feek revealed that Joey was really excited about the news, and of course this brought her to tears. This news came a few days after Rory had shared that Joey Feek was feeling pretty good, even though she is in hospice at this time.
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) December 8, 2015
The news came out that their song If I Needed You was up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Rory detailed exactly how he explained the news to Joey Feek.
..woke my bride up this morning with a baby in my arms and the news that our version of “If I Needed You” was nominated for a Grammy. As her excitement and tears flowed into mine. She said, ‘how can that be?’
….the song received no radio airplay… no press… no critical acclaim… and the only music video we made for it was to celebrate the day our little Indiana was born. God is so good. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
This song has been an obvious hit for Joey + Rory with their fans. They do have some really hard competition, but this Grammy nomination is enough to make Joey Feek smile and have tears flow down her face. They are up against The Driver by Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay, Girl Crush from Little Big Town and Lonely Tonight from Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe. Joey + Rory do stand a good chance of pulling off the win though.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 6, 2015
Rory has been doing a great job of keeping fans up to date on how Joey Feek is doing. His latest post on their blog is all about Christmas time. He shared all about how a local pizza place decided to do something very sweet for their daughter Indiana this year.
A few evenings ago, we were all together here spending time with Joey and someone suggested that we should order pizza for dinner… again. So, I called in the order to Pizza King, the local pizza place here in Alexandria, and 20 minutes later walked in to pick up our order. When I got to the counter, once again – no matter how much I pleaded – they wouldn’t let me pay for my pizza (everyone there is so nice). But this time, the girl at the counter said the owner had left a few Christmas gifts for Indiana and she handed me a big bag.
When I got back to the house, Joey’s sisters and I opened the bag and realized that those nice folks had bought and wrapped 25 separate presents (they’re all different books I think) for Indiana to open… one each day from December 1st, all the way through Christmas. What a beautiful, thoughtful thing to do.
Joey Feek is battling terminal cancer, but she is doing it with her family by her side. Every morning she gets to watch her little girl open another present for the upcoming Christmas. Joey Feek hopes that she can somehow make it to the holidays, but only time will tell. They have been able to keep her pain down from medicine and Rory says that she is feeling pretty good. They have moved her into a bigger home with a view and Joey Feek will make the most of what life she has left on this earth. At this point, Joey Feek is not giving up at all and is still praying for a miracle.
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