Joey and Rory To Release Final Album
Joey Feek is planning on releasing new musiceven while she’s in hospie care dying from cancer after ending her treatments in late October
Rory Feek announced that he and his 40-year-old wife and songwriting partner, Joey will release a new album on Valentine’s Day. The 49-year-old Rory called it “Joey’s album.”
“The one she’s always wanted to make – filled with the hymns she grew up with,” Rory explained on his website. ” We recorded it in a studio in Nashville early in the summer – just after recovering from her first big surgery in Chicago. And then she did her vocals where she could… in hotel rooms, our house, wherever and whenever she felt up to singing.”
“In early October, we even did a TV taping of the songs in the concert hall at our farm in front of a live audience,” he continued. ” Joey was weak and it was difficult for her, but she was determined. This record means so much to her. It is the songs that are the most important to her.”
“I think Joey wants to capture the words and music of her childhood,” the singer explained. “The music that she goes to when she needs comfort. The music that makes this beautiful, tragic, crazy life somehow make sense. I think she wants to capture this music so we can take it home with us.”
Last week Feek shared a photo on Facebook of herself with daughter Indiana and another woman all in matching hats at home in hospice on Thursday, Nov. 19.
“The mail lady delivered us big smiles today,” Feek captioned the pic. “Hand-sewn hats, made with love.”
Just a day prior, Feek’s husband, Rory, shared a video featuring a then-pregnant Joey to celebrate Indiana turning 21 months on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
“We’re going to sleep tonight remembering the morning we welcomed her into the world,” he wrote. “We had no idea when we woke up that day what a gift God was about to give us.”
Earlier this month it was revealed Joey has already said goodbye to her stepdaughters, Heidi and Hopie, whom Rory says she took on as “her own.”
“She told them how much she loved them, and how proud she is of them. And how proud she is to be their mother,” Rory wrote. “And then she talked with them about the one thing that she didn’t think she would ever have to talk with them about: Leaving them. And then she told them of the day when they’ll be together again in Heaven.”