Joey Feek's Inspirational Final Album Gave Her the Strength She Needed

Ever since Joey Feek announced that she was stopping chemotherapy for her aggressive cancer in October, we've been wondering how she's been pulling through with such an amazingly positive attitude. The country singer announced recently that Joey + Rory will release one last album filled with songs that have helped them through this hard time.


Joey + Rory's final album is called Hymns That Are Important to Us, and recording it gave the terminally ill singer "renewed strength." It's been in the works since last spring, and according to Joey, several of the songs were recorded in hotel rooms between cancer treatments.

According to Taste of Country, Joey shared, "A lot has taken place in a year's time, but through it all, these songs have given me such strength ... They've given me such hope, and they give me something to look forward to. I think that a lot of times, when we don't know what to say ... you don't know what to pray ... you don't know how to even begin ... I think that’s, for me, where these hymns have come into play so much."

Her husband Rory has been documenting the couple's ups and downs as they raise their toddler daughter, Indiana, and make the most of their time together in Joey's last days. She entered hospice care toward the end of last year, and recently celebrated her first Grammy nomination.

Joey underwent treatment for cervical cancer for a year, before finally deciding to stop when the cancer returned and spread to her colon. Hymns That Are Important to Us will reflect the tumultuous emotions that they've experienced while battling Joey's cancer.

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Her ever-supportive hubby shared that Joey's spirit was not going to let her give up on completing it. He said in a recent press release, "We began recording it in a studio in Nashville early in the summer, just after recovering from her first big surgery in Chicago. She championed it ... and even with all she's gone through, there might have been a few things that changed, but that record was not gonna stop."

My heart breaks for this family, but I am so inspired by Joey's strength and faith. It would be so easy to give up on God with what they're going through, but instead they're clinging to Him and finding joy where they can. It's achingly beautiful to witness, and I know I'll be downloading the album to hear the songs that have helped them through.


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