Sunday, March 6, 2016
– The country music community paid its respects to Joey Feek, who died of cervical cancer on Friday at 40.
Acts ranging from Brad Paisley to Carrie Underwood expressed their feelings in numerous postings on Twitter about Feek, who was one-half of the duo Joey + Rory with her husband.
Paisley tweeted, "God bless you Joey,& prayers for Rory and family tonight. There's never been a more courageous battle or inspiring example. Heaven awaits."
Underwood, who is touring in Europe, wrote, "Praying for the family & friends of Joey Feek. A beautiful soul moved into heaven today. A beautiful legacy she left behind."
The Grand Ole Opry Tweeted, "Our hearts go out to the family of Joey Feek. She was a beautiful person inside and out and will truly be missed."
Luke Bryan said, "Country Music lost a great soul this week. Prayers to #JoeyFeek and family."
"go rest high on that mountain #JoeyFeek. sad to hear the news," Tweeted Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum.
The Eli Young Band tweeted, "Joey Feek, a strong and beautiful woman! We've always looked forward to seeing you & Rory both! You will be missed!"
Chris Young knew the couple from playing concerts with them. He Tweeted, "Thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the Feek family. Have played shows with Joey and Rory before and it's so sad to lose her amazing voice."