In coun­try duo Joey + Rory

Chicago Sun-Times - - CLASSFIEDS - BY KRISTIN HALL | CHRIS PIZZELLO/ AP

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.

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