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Joey Feek's Grammy Tears: Cancer-Stricken Country Singer Earns Nomination

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In this April 3, 2011, file photo, Joey Martin Feek, left, and Rory Lee Feek of "Joey + Rory" arrive at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

By    |   Monday, 07 Dec 2015 02:25 PM

A Joey Feek Grammy nomination brought the country star and her husband to tears Monday as she continues to fight for her life in hospice care.

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the industry's most prestigious awards Monday morning, according to the Los Angeles Times. Husband-and-wife duo Joey + Rory were nominated for best country duo/group performance for the song "If I Needed You" — the pair's first Grammy nomination.

Their competition includes the Brothers Osborne for "Stay a Little Longer"; Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley, and Eric Paslay for "The Driver"; Little Big Town for "Girl Crush"; and Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe for "Lonely Tonight."

Rory Feek shared his wife's reaction to the Grammy news on Facebook Monday morning.

 

...woke my bride up this morning with a baby in my arms and the news that our version of "If I Needed You" was nominated...

Posted by Joey and Rory on Monday, December 7, 2015

Grammy voters will have until Dec. 16 to make their selections in each category and the 58th annual awards will be handed out Feb. 15 in Los Angeles, according to The Tennessean.

The Feeks have been dealing with a looming loss following Joey’s decision to end her futile cancer treatments in late October and spend the rest of her days in hospice care with her family at her side. Joey, 40, was first diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer in May 2014, just a few months after the birth of the couple’s daughter, Indiana.

"In the music video for 'If I Needed You,' Joey is shown preparing for the hours leading up to the birth of their daughter, Indiana Boon Feek, born in February of last year," TasteofCountry.com reported. "The Feek's little girl has Down syndrome, which they weren't aware of before she entered the world."

Last week, country music stars including Dolly Party, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, and Wynonna Judd offered video messages in support of the Feeks.



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