Joey + Rory Lost at 2016 Grammy Awards, But Nomination Was ‘More Than Enough’
On Tuesday (Feb. 16), the husband-and-wife duo shared on Instagram a photo of the medal they received from the Recording Academy to commemorate their nomination for Best Country Duo / Group Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Joey + Rory lost the category to Little Big Town, but the nod alone, they write, was "more than enough."
Joey + Rory did not attend the Grammy Awards festivities in Los Angeles themselves, due to Joey Feek’s ongoing battle with terminal cancer; instead, they watched the ceremonies from Indiana, with their daughter and Joey Feek's parents and sisters. Joey Feek wanted her husband to go -- she even bought him a plane ticket -- but he wouldn't leave her side.
“I can’t leave her. I won’t,” Rory Feek explained in a blog post prior to the Grammys. “I have done many foolish things and made lots of mistakes in my life, but this isn’t going to be one of them.”
Heidi Feek shared plenty of Instagram photos from their trip -- including one to let fans know that a little piece of Joey + Rory made the trip with them. Joey Feek had recently given Heidi and Hopie some of her favorite jewelry -- a bracelet and a ring, both with "J+R" inscribed -- and the two women wore them to the awards.
The month of February has been a big one for Joey + Rory so far: They released their final album, Hymns That Are Important to Us, earlier this month, and on Wednesday (Feb. 17), they will celebrate daughter Indiana's second birthday.
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