Joey Feek, one half of the Christian country music duo Joey + Feek, is in her last stages of fighting her Stage IV cervical cancer. After the cancer has spread, the couple have stopped all treatment. Now, enjoying Joey's last days, fans are encouraged to send to send a "get well' greeting to encourage the Feeks.
How can we encorage the Feeks? Every time you are on social media, you can use the hashtag #CardForJoeyRory when sharing their thoughts for the Feeks as they navigate through this difficult time. The hashtag, which is active on Twitter, Instagram and Vine, has been organized by Overstock.com, a company that Joey + Rory worked with in 2008 on a commercial campaign.
"Through that initial connection, and as the years have passed, we have witnessed firsthand their dedication to their art, to their work and to each other," a webpage about the hashtag campaign explains. "... Not only do they creatively and emotionally inspire one another, but their love story inspires us ... [T]hey continue to exemplify grace and tenderness in the face of difficulty; they embody faith and hope in the face of doubt and fear. Their love story is beautiful ..."
Joey+Rory have announced the release of an all-new recording. Hymns That Are Important to Us (Gaither Music Group) is now available for pre-sale and will be available throughout the general and CBA marketplaces on February 12th.
"I refer to [this] as Joey's album--the one she's always wanted to make-filled with the hymns she grew up singing," described Rory. "It was early in the spring when we started talking about the record...we began recording it in a studio in Nashville early in the summer, just after recovering from her first big surgery in Chicago. She championed it...and even with all she's gone through there might have been a few things that changed, but that record was not gonna stop....
"So we recorded in between some of her treatments after the surgery. Sometimes in the evenings I would get out a microphone, and my wife sang the vocals in our hotel room in Atlanta because she wanted to see this record happen. She did her vocals where she could--in hotel rooms, at our house, wherever and whenever she felt up to singing."
For further information regarding Joey+Rory, visit www.joeyandrory.com or follow them atwww.facebook.com/joeyandrory or on Twitter @joeyandrory. To read Rory's blog visit www.thislifeilive.com.
CD Song List: Hymns That Are Important to Us
1. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
2. I Surrender All
3. He Touched Me
4. Softly and Tenderly
5. Jesus Loves Me
6. It Is Well with My Soul
7. The Old Rugged Cross
8. I Need Thee Every Hour
9. How Great Thou Art
10. I'll Fly Away
11. Jesus Paid It All
13. When I'm Gone
Produced by Rory Feek and Joe West
"When I'm Gone" produced by Gary Paczosa