Rory Feek fulfills promise to wife Joey by attending 2017 Grammy Awards

Rory Feek on Grammy album win, promise to late wife Joey

Rory Feek fulfills promise to wife Joey by attending 2017 Grammy Awards

One of the true feel-good moments of the 2017 Grammy Awards came before the TV broadcast even began.

Rory Feek won his first Grammy on Sunday for Best Roots Gospel album, and he dedicated the win to his late wife Joey. The album was the last the Joey and Rory Feek recorded together before Joey died of cancer at the age of 40 last March.

"It finally came out a year ago nearly exactly, and we sat together in the final days and watched this awards ceremony last year", Rory - who welcomed daughter in, 2, with Joey in February 2014 - added.

"My wife's dream was to make a hymns album", Feek tearfully explained from the stage.

In the year since her death, Rory has been vocal about his love for his wife and honoring her memory in all that he does. It finally came out about a year ago exactly.

Rory said that hearing that, Joey got a big smile on her face and said, "If we win, I'll know before you will".

This was their first GRAMMY win.

"For our three year old, we're going to get a piano in the house so that she can take piano lessons".

Though it was emotional seeing Rory onstage accepting the hardware for he and his wife, it was also joyful - especially as Rory recalled what his wife said about this Grammy.

The couple was nominated for a Grammy previous year with "If I Needed You" Best Country Duo / Group Performance.

The singer from Alexandria, Indiana, found success when she paired up with her songwriter husband on the Country Music Television singing competition Can You Duet? in 2008. "But, she [might be] playing outside with her grandma. And, she's just precious", the Tennessee-based musician told ET of Indiana.

"She turns 3 next week, actually this Friday".

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