Terminally Ill Country Star Joey Feek Is Not Letting Cancer Stop Her Music Career, And Plans To Release A New Album On Valentine's Day (14feb16).
The country singer was diagnosed with cervical cancer last year (14), and she was admitted to a hospice earlier this month (Nov15) to be cared for during her final days.
But this past summer (15), she and her husband, Rory Feek, went into a studio to record new tracks for what will be their final Joey & Rory album, titled Hymns That Are Important to Us.
"(This is) the one she’s always wanted to make - filled with the hymns she grew up with," Rory wrote on his blog. "We recorded it just after she was recovering from her first big surgery in Chicago. And then she did her vocals where she could... in hotel rooms, our house, wherever and whenever she felt up to singing."
"In early October, we even did a TV taping of the songs in the concert hall at our farm in front of a live audience," he continued. "Joey was weak and it was difficult for her, but she was determined. This record means so much to her.
"I think Joey wants to capture the words and music of her childhood. The music that she goes to when she needs comfort. The music that makes this beautiful, tragic, crazy life somehow make sense. I think she wants to capture this music so we can take it home with us."
A portion of the album sales will go to the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation.
Feek is hoping to survive the holidays and witness the second birthday of the couple's daughter in February (16).