By Erin Duvall
Joey + Rory’s Joey Martin Feek’s battle with cancer has taken it toll. In October, she decided to discontinue treatment and at that time she was given six to nine months to live. On Monday (Dec. 9), she and her husband Rory were nominated for a Grammy.
“Joey and I woke [Monday] morning just thankful for the chance to have another day to be together,” Rory Feek told The Tennessean newspaper. “That was enough. When you honestly don’t know what tomorrow will bring, you don’t think any farther than today. But hearing the news brought not only tears and smiles, it has brought us hope.”
The pair will learn whether they’ve received the Best Duo/Group Performance Grammy for their tune “If I Needed You” on Feb. 15. They release their album of hymns on Feb. 14 and their daughter Indiana celebrates her second birthday on Feb. 17.
“Joey set a personal goal [Monday] morning of being here for all three,” Feek said. “She’s so faith-filled and determined, don’t be surprised if you see us sitting in the audience at the award show, holding hands and smiling when they open the ballot and read the winner’s name.”