Country duo Joey + Rory’s final album has topped the Billboard country charts for the second consecutive week.
Hymns That Are Important to Us stays at the No. 1 spot on the Top Country Albums chart for another week after 44,060 copies were sold. The album earned a spike in sales after the tragic death of Joey Feek, who died on March 4 after a long battle with cancer.
The project was recorded by the Feeks while Joey was still in treatment for cancer at the end of 2015. In a post on his blog, This Life I Live, Rory Feek explained that his wife had wanted to record the album for years. As a gift to their fans, the couple released the album in February, shortly after they received the news that Joey’s cancer was terminal.
Just days before she passed, Joey Feek was given the exciting news that their album had hit number one on both Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Top Christian Albums chart by selling over 70,000 copies during its first week of release.
Joey Feek was laid to rest during a private ceremony at their Tennessee residence on March 8. A few days later, she was remembered by friends and family at a public memorial service in her hometown of Alexandria, Ind.