So sad. Rory Feek is no longer making music after the tragic death of his wife, Joey Feek. The country star opened up about his heartbreaking loss and revealed why he doesn’t have the desire to create any new songs without his other half.
Rory Feek, 51, is still coming to terms with losing his wife and country music partner, Joey Feek, to cervical cancer at 40-years-old. The singer-songwriter recently shared how his life has changed since her departure earlier this year. “I don’t want to go on stage without her,” he told CBS in an emotional sit-down interview, scheduled to air Sept. 4. “I just don’t want to make music without her. But I also know time changes things. So I won’t say never. It’s just where I am today.” Aww. Our hearts go out to the crooner, who is one half of the popular country duo Joey + Rory. For nearly a decade, the lovebirds performed side-by-side, so we’re sure this is not an easy transition.
Joey was laid to rest in a cemetery on the family’s 60-acre farm, shortly after she passed away on March 4. Rory also opened up in the interview about how he’s still having trouble ordering a permanent headstone for her grave. He explained, “I don’t know if it’s that she’s so simple, and a wooden cross is part of what she would like. It probably has something to do with permanence. So, for now, I can sit out here and feel like it’s – it’s maybe just temporary. Although I know it’s not.” Rory said he still visits her grave daily and tries to keep the memories alive for their daughter, Indiana. So sweet.
Joey and Rory were deeply in love and it was obvious that the tough times brought them closer together, leading them to create one of their most beautiful albums ever. Hymns That Are Important debuted at the top of the country charts. Her battle with the disease and their sweet family life will also be portrayed in a new documentary called To Joey, With Love that is scheduled to come out on Sept. 20. We’re hoping for Rory to find peace very soon.
HollywoodLifers, are you sad to hear that Rory won’t be making music for a while? Let us know.