In the process of covering Joey Feek’s battle with terminal cancer, we’ve discovered a number of videos that show the sweet marriage between her and husband/musical partner Rory Feek. This video is one of them.
In 2008, Joey + Rory introduced themselves to the nation on the CMT talent show Can You Duet. One year later, they made their first appearance at CMA Fest in Nashville — a major milestone for country groups. At the event, People magazine caught up with them for a candid backstage interview. The video they captured is a touching reminder of how sweet and loving thecouple is.
In the clip, Rory has his arm around his bride Joey, talking about how excited they were to be at CMA Fest for the first time.
“My favorite part is that we’re part of it,” Rory says, embracing Joey. He adds that they had just started touring in a refurbished ’55 tour bus — the same bus that recently transported Joey back to her home in Alexandria, Ill. where she will spend her final days.
See more of their adorable interaction from the 2o09 CMA Fest in the video below.
The couple is currently back at Joey’s home in Alexandria, where she is in the final stages of Stage IV cervical cancer. Rory actively blogs about the experience on his site, This Life I Live.