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Country acts expresses condolances for Feek

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."

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Hymns That Are Important To Us CD review - Hymns That Are Important To Us
There have been many artists throughout the year who've tried their hand at offering up songs for the faithful, mining their past for the hymns of old. Yet. it's the rare few who've delivered the emotional punch that Joey + Rory manage. With Joey Feek battling the final stages of cancer and choosing to forego treatment, the couple took advantage of Joey's good days to head into the studio to craft this collection of time-honored hymns that resonates with deep emotion. »»»
Country Classics: A Tapestry Of Our Musical Heritage CD review - Country Classics: A Tapestry Of Our Musical Heritage
With their dedication to traditional country sounds, you may be a little surprised by Joey + Rory's song choices on the covers album, "Country Classics: A Tapestry Of Our Musical Heritage." There isn't a George Jones or Merle Haggard tune in the bunch! Although all these songs are fine ones, many of them were also big hits. For instance, the pair sing Crystal Gayle's big hit, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," as well as John Denver's "Back Home Again. »»»
Joey+Rory - His & Hers CD review - Joey+Rory  - His & Hers
On their third release, "His and Hers," husband and wife duo Joey and Rory practice their marital vows quite literally. The couple split the vocal duties right down the middle, alternating lead on each of the 12 tracks. It was a conscious decision to give listeners a feel for each of their voices. The duo is best known for finishing third on CMT's 2008 show Can You Duet and for their single, Cheater Cheater. The opener Josephine is an emotional letter from a Civil War soldier »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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