Rory Feek ‘Has No Desire to Go on Singing’ Without Wife Joey Feek

Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek
Joey and Rory Feek at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas Denise Truscello/WireImage

Rory Feek has no plans on continuing his career as a musician without his wife, Joey, by his side. The Joey + Rory singer, 49, told Entertainment Tonight that he has “no desire to go on singing” without his leading lady.

"This is the last record that Joey and I will ever get to make and the last songs we'll ever get to sing together," Rory said of their seventh studio album, Hymns That Are Important to Us, which drops February 12. “I have no desire to go on singing or performing without her."

Joey, who is battling terminal cancer, recorded a majority of her vocals while undergoing chemo and radiation treatments last year. Along with their album, the couple will also release a DVD.

"It's a live concert Joey and I filmed in September at our farm, and also interviews we did with Bill Gaither in October,” he explained. “Joey was still going through chemo and radiation as we recorded them, so it was hard on her. But she just kept smiling and pushed through it because this project is so important to her.”

Rory has kept fans updated on Joey’s battle against cancer, blogging from their Nashville home, where she’s been in hospice, spending as much time as she can with their 23-month-old daughter, Indiana.

In a recent blog post, Rory revealed that Joey’s health has continued to decline. "I'd like to tell you that she's doing great and is going to beat this thing,” he wrote. “But I can't."  

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