You know Rory Feek’s story of losing his late wife, Joey, to cancer, and you’ll be moved anew by the undying love in his beautiful new “Me & the Blues.”
Grammy Award-winning musician and New York Times bestselling author Rory Feek has been openly sharing his journey since his wife, Joey, became sick with cancer and died.
Since Joey’s passing, he’s been a single dad, busy raising the couple’s now-7-year-old daughter, Indiana, and finding lots of joy in that. We recently profiled the life he’s living these days on his farm outside Nashville.
Almost five years after losing his beloved bride in March of 2016, Feek continues to celebrate his undying love for her, most recently in the new song “Me & the Blues.”
Feek’s video of the moving song invites you right into the kitchen he shared with his wife. You feel privileged to witness his candlelit dinner for two, with a place set in front of Joey’s empty chair, and to share the beautiful memories that obviously remain very alive for him.
As he reminisces through a box of keepsakes, Feek happens upon an old Valentine’s Day card from Joey. The camera gets close enough for us to see her loving handwritten note to her husband, and we are made aware of just how much love there was — and is.
It is a testament to the eternal bonds of love.
This Valentine’s Day, many of us have an empty chair at the table we’ve set for those we hold closest in our hearts. Thank goodness we have music to help us heal and to celebrate love that transcends this mortal coil.
“Me & the Blues” will be featured on Gentle Man, Rory’s first solo album and the first he’s recorded without Joey. Set for release via Gaither Music on June 18, a week before Father’s Day, Gentle Man will feature appearances by some of Rory’s good friends and fellow musicians, including Vince Gill.