In country duo Joey + Rory
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Joey Feek, who with her husband, Rory, formed the award- winning country duo Joey + Rory, died Friday, her manager said.
Ms. Feek, who had been diagnosed with cancer two years ago, died at home in Indiana, Aaron Carnahan said.
The brunette singer from Alexandria, Indiana, found success when she paired up with her songwriter husband on the Country Music Television singing competition “Can You Duet?” in 2008. Joey Feek sang lead and her husband, known for his sideburns and blond flattop, provided harmonies on such traditional country songs as “That’s Important to Me.”
In 2014, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, which continued to spread despite multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Last fall, Rory Feek wrote on his blog that they had decided to end treatment.
Even after the diagnosis, the couple continued to record. They have a 2- year- old daughter, Indiana.
JoeyMartin Feek and husband Rory Lee Feek arrive at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.