Rory Feek has given his first interview since wife Joey’s tragic death from cancer on March 4, and he’s revealed that listening to couple’s music has brought him peace after her passing.
So heartbreaking! Rory Feek, 51, is still mourning the loss of his wife and country music partner Joey at just 40-years-old. In his first official interview since she died, he says that with the music they made together, she will always be alive to him. Keep reading for more on his touching words about his beloved Joey.
When asked about what it’s like now to listen to the albums they made together, “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. I want to embrace them and keep her as close to me as possible,” Rory reveals to Billboard magazine in an interview that took place in the couple’s Tennessee farmhouse.
“In morning about 5:30, Indiana and I get up, and quite often I play her the Hymns record. Sometimes we’ll listen and it’ll make us smile. Indiana will do sign language to “Jesus Loves Me,” just like she would with her mother,” he notes of the time he spends with the couple’s two-year-old daughter.
“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 OK. I listen to it a lot, actually. I watch through our videos a lot. Being able to watch the videos, she’s still alive. Hearing the music, she’s still alive.” That is so beautiful but so heartbreaking! Stream Rory+Joey’s music, completely unlimited and ad-free, RIGHT HERE.
Rory said he had no immediate plans to begin writing music or performing again without his beloved wife, but he will be producing a pal’s upcoming record. As for his the strong Christian faith that he shared with his Joey, it remains unshaken despite her untimely passing.
“Faith requires faith, and that never really stops,” Rory shared. “She had a very strong faith, and that never wavered. The same thing with me: 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.” Sounds like his beliefs in a higher power have really helped him out through this emotional ordeal.
HollywoodLifers, do you hope Rory eventually returns to making music again?