In 2015, tragedy struck the Feek family. Joey Feek found out her cancer had returned, and this time it was more aggressive than ever.
For Joey and her husband, Rory, it was another hurdle they would have to pass. Just a year earlier, they had welcomed a baby girl named Indiana who was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Their music careers put on hold, the country duo known as Joey + Rory were given a lot of battles to face.
Nothing would keep Joey Feek from fighting, though.
Joey Feek entered hospice care in 2016 and spent her last few days at home at the family farm. She and her husband watched the Grammy Awards together, with Joey making one thing clear.
"And we sat together in the final days and watched this award ceremony last year — and she said, 'If we get nominated, promise me you will come.' And I said, 'I will,'" Rory remembered.
Joey + Rory won a Grammy award the following year, after Joey had passed, and Rory tearfully accepted the award.
After Joey's passing, Rory had one thing to focus on...his daughter Indy. He put all his time and attention into his little girl and making sure she knew how much both her parents love her, even if one was no longer around.
Now, a year after his wife's passing, Rory Feek will be performing for the first time since Joey's death.
Continue reading to see when, where, and why Rory has chosen to perform again.