When Rory Feek accepted a Grammy award for Best Gospel Roots Album, it was a bittersweet moment. The award was for the album "Hymns," which Rory and his wife, Joey, recorded just before she passed away ate age 40. Joey had been battling stage 4 cervical cancer, but she knew there was something left to be done.
"My wife's dream was to make a hymns album. She didn't have the chance to do it until she'd been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, so she'd sing in hotel rooms while she did chemotherapy and radiation," Rory Feek said during his speech.
The duo, known publicly as Joey + Rory, were (and still are) loved across the country. They never ceased to spew positivity, making sure their daughter Indiana grew up in a world filled with love.
"I'd like to think that Joey is proud of how I'm doing – how we're all doing, especially Indiana," Feek has said in the past.. "She took so much pride in the work of being a mama to Indy, and I find myself thinking of her every day, all day long in the time that Indy and I spend together and the things we do, wondering how she would handle this, or do that."
Rory Feek's acceptance speech was not televised, but his loving words have gone viral.