Rory Feek Reveals That Joey Is Still Alive In Their Music

Rory Feek is dealing with the loss of his wife, but he has found a great way to cope with it all. People shared that Rory revealed that he feels like his wife is still alive through her music. This is a great way that he can feel close to her and that their daughter, Indiana, can as well. Rory talked to Billboard about how the music that they made with each other is helping him to cope.

“I’d say it brings me a lot of peace. I listen and watch everything – it’s part of the process for me. I don’t want to hide from her, or her memory, or those feelings. Every morning about 5:30, Indiana and I get up, and quite often I play her the Hymns record … Hearing the music, she’s still alive.”

They have a new record called Hymns, and Rory shared that he listens to it with Indiana. He shared that this isn’t always easy for him.

“And then there are other times … I’m making eggs, and emotional, and Indy doesn’t quite understand it. But that’s part of it – it’s okay. I listen to it a lot, actually.”


His wife, Joey Feek, actually passed away on March 4. This was after a long battle with cancer and not thinking she would make it near that long. Joey Feek was only 40 at the time. She was laid to rest at the family farm, and Rory and Indiana can go out and see her all the time. The fact that he lost his wife is tough, but Rory shared that it didn’t make him lose faith in God.

“Just because things don’t work out the way that you hoped they would, doesn’t mean that God isn’t still in charge. It’s still his plans and not ours, so I don’t feel like my faith has wavered at all.”

Rory Feek did share that he hasn’t written any music or played the guitar in two years now. They did record vocals for their last album, though. Rory Feek’s fans would love to hear the music that he would write when he goes back to doing it again. It has been a little over two months since Joey Feek passed away.


Taste of Country shared that Rory Feek has been doing a great job of giving their fans updates on how Indiana is doing since the death of her mom. She has actually started walking already and he even shared a video of her doing it. Indiana Feek is enrolled in a developmental center and pre-school in Tennessee, where children with special needs are aided. Her big sister, Heidi, was holding her hands and helping her with walking, but it looks like she is ready to just walk away at any moment. Joey Feek had plans to homeschool, but of course, that has changed. Rory shared details on their blog.

“But life has changed that plan. I have written before about our desire to live our lives with ‘high hopes and low expectations’ … but during the month of January, when Joey and I decided we needed to start researching what and where the next-best option for school for Indy might be … we had no idea that God would lead us to a place called, of all things … ‘High Hopes’.”

Are you shocked to hear that Rory Feek is still not writing music or picking up the guitar? Do you think that he will go back to playing at some point? Sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts.

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