Half of the country music duo Joey + Rory, Rory Feek has decided his re-entrance into the country music scene will involve an incredibly noble act as he performs for the first time since his wife’s passing. Joey Feek, the other half of the duo and wife of Rory, passed away in March of 2016 after a heartbreaking battle with cancer. Her death pierced the world of country music, leaving behind her musical print and endless smile to be remembered by all those graced with her gift and beyond.
Speaking of his upcoming performance as an artist for Heal the Music Day on October 20, Rory explained, “I just feel a responsibility like I should. I should just get on stage and see what’s there. What’s in store. What would I say? What would I sing if I were there by myself?” Artists performing are kindly asked to donate a portion of their proceeds to an organization known as Music Health Alliance, although Rory has graciously chosen to donate all of his proceeds from the event.
The singer recanted his difficulties and overwhelming sense of confusion upon the death of his wife, crediting MHA for their kind spirits and dedication to assist him with his sudden loss. “They turned something that was incredibly difficult and complicated into something very simple and I needed that help so much. Honestly I don’t have any idea what Music Health Alliance is. I only know what they have done for me and for my family.” MHA is an organization that assists “music industry professionals with medical and financial solutions” during or after burdensome financial times in light of health issues.
Rory will be performing among other artists such as Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, and Dierks Bentley. The event will take place on October 20 in Nashville.