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Rory Feek dedicates Grammy win to late wife Joey

By Wade Sheridan
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Rory Feek dedicates Grammy win to late wife Joey
Rory Lee Feek of Joey + Rory appears backstage with his award for Best Roots Gospel Album for "Hymns That Are Important to Us" during the 59th annual Grammy Awards on February 12. The album is Joey Feek's last release before her death. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Rory Feek took home his first Grammy award Sunday for Best Roots Gospel Album and dedicated the win to his late wife Joey.

The album titled Sunday Hymn That Are Important To Us, released under the couple's stage name Joey + Rory, is Joey's last recorded work that was completed before her death in 2016 after a two-year battle with cervical cancer.

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"She sang her vocals in hotel rooms while she did chemo and radiation and it finally came out a year ago, almost exactly," Rory shared about the album with People magazine.

"And we sat together in the final days and watched this award ceremony last year — and she said, 'If we get nominated, promise me you will come.' And I said 'I will.'"

While speaking with USA Today, Rory explained how he plans on sharing the award with the couple's three-year-old daughter Indiana.

"For our three-year-old, we're going to get a piano in the house so that she can take piano lessons. And (it will be) right in front of the mantle, so the Grammy's going to be right there. And then maybe, just maybe one day she'll come out here (to the Grammys) with me," he said.

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Hymns That Are Important to Us feature's hymns that Joey grew up loving and landed at No.1 on Billboard's Country and Contemporary Christian charts and No. 4 on the Top 200 chart making it Joey + Rory's biggest debut ever.

Rory is set to release a memoir Tuesday about his relationship with Joey titled This Life I Live.

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