Joey + Rory Honored at GMA Dove Awards
Joey + Rory were honored at the 2016 Dove Awards on Tuesday night (Oct. 11). The duo received the prize for Long Form Video of the Year for their final album, Hymns That Are Important to Us. The video was directed by Daniel Grace and produced by Aaron Carnahan, Joel McAfee and Bill Gaither.
The duo were also nominated in three other categories: Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year for “I’ll Fly Away,” Country Recorded Song of the Year for “He Touched Me” and Bluegrass / Country Album of the Year for Hymns That Are Important to Us, which was released in February.
Joey Feek passed away in March after a long and public battle with cancer. The singer would have turned 41 last month, and husband Rory remembered his wife through an old video posted to Instagram.
Rory is currently writing a book, This Life I Live, which will be available in February. He recently released a film in honor of his late wife, which features homemade videos. The film, To Joey, With Love, begins before the birth of the couple’s daughter in winter of 2014 and goes through the following spring of 2015.
"They got to see Joey die. To see her face death bravely and pass to the other side with honor,” Rory writes in his blog, This Life I Live. “But I’d like for people to have the chance to see my wife live. To see the incredible woman that she was before the doctors said there was nothing more they could do … so they can better understand the amazing impact she’s had on me and everyone around her after she learned that the end was coming."
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