LOS ANGELES — It’s an emotional first Grammy win for Rory Feek.
The country-bluegrass singer took home best roots gospel album Sunday for Hymns That Are Important To Us, his last album with late wife Joey of musical duo Joey + Rory.
Joey died last year at age 40 after a nearly two-year battle with cervical cancer, leaving behind three young children. When she started working on seventh album Hymns, “she was sick and going through treatment, (but) we completely believed she was going to be OK,” Rory, 51, told reporters Sunday afternoon. “We didn’t go into recording this album thinking it was her last, it just became her last.”
Rory’s memoir This Life I Live, a collection of essays about his relationship and family with Joey, hits shelves Tuesday.
Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY | Photo: Zimbio
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