Joey + Rory
Joey+Rory - When I'm Gone (Official Video)season episode
Both members of the duo were vocalists and songwriters, with Rory also playing acoustic guitar. Rory Lee Feek had written singles for other artists prior to the duo's foundation. Rory also founded the independent label Giantslayer Records in , on which Joey recorded a solo album entitled Strong Enough to Cry in This album was released in CD format and digital download in Shortly after the competition, they were signed to the independent label Sugar Hill Records. Its lead-off single, " Cheater, Cheater ", was originally recorded by the duo Bomshel.
In his latest blog post on This Life I Live, Rory Feek writes about the song he and wife Joey Feek recorded in , two years before she was ever diagnosed with cervical cancer. Joey stopped treatment for her cancer this past fall and is currently in hospice in her hometown in Indiana. Rory said when he and Joey first heard it, they wept, and they knew they had to record it. But when it came time to record a video for the song, the director wanted Joey to sing it to Rory, as if she, Joey, was dying, and Rory would be left behind. We have to make it that way. And though it scared me for us to be that vulnerable, it was also what our whole lives and music career was about — being real… being honest.
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Rory Feek is being confronted with having to say goodbye to his beloved wife, Joey, but he'll have a very special song to remember her by after she has gone. Their friend Sandy Lawrence wrote the poignant tune as a way of dealing with her own emotions as she was caring for her dying mother, and when the duo heard it, they had such a powerful reaction, they knew they wanted to include it. Joey sang lead on the track, which is written from the perspective of someone who's dying, who's trying to reassure the loved ones they leave behind that they'll be okay after they're gone. We have to make it that way. And though it scared me for us to be that vulnerable, it was also what our whole lives and music career was about — being real… being honest. But my beautiful bride has said them to me in these couple of days. Her pain and discomfort has continued to increase daily and so has the morphine to help her be comfortable.
Joey and Rory
What does this song mean to you? Special Memory.