Rory wrote in a blog post Monday that his wife Joey had said her goodbyes to her family and daughter as her body was shutting down quickly. Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer in June of last year.
You can read the heartbreaking blog post by clicking here
The duo was the third-place finalist on CMT’s competition Can You Duet in 2008. That same year, Joey + Rory signed to Sugar Hill/Vanguard Records, releasing their debut album The Life of a Song in late October. This album’s lead-off single, “Cheater, Cheater”, was a Top 40 hit on the Billboard country charts. Although none of their other singles made top 40 on that chart, the duo released seven studio albums in total.