‘Joey + Rory Show’ Marathon to Air on Thanksgiving Day
The five-hour marathon, dubbed To Joey + Rory With Love, is set to begin at 9AM ET. It will feature 10 favorite The Joey + Rory Show episodes, culled from those aired throughout the past three years. The marathon will air on both RFD-TV and on SiriusXM's Rural Radio channel (Channel 147).
At 7:30PM ET, RFD-TV will air an exclusive broadcast of personal messages and well wishes for the Feeks. Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Marty Stuart and more will be featured, and fans wishing to participate can send in short greetings by following RFD-TV's guidelines. The special will replay at 11:30PM ET.
In late October, Rory Feek informed fans, via his blog, that his wife’s first round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for Stage IV cervical cancer did not help; rather, two quarter-sized tumors had appeared in the same area that the doctors had been treating, and several more tumors had appeared in her abdomen. In light of that sad news, the Feeks stopped all medical treatments, returned to their Tennessee farm and canceled all of their Farmhouse Concerts that were scheduled for November and December. They have been spending time in Joey Feek’s hometown, visiting with family, friends and other loved ones, and in early November, Rory Feek revealed that his wife had entered home hospice care.
"I pray that one morning I just don’t wake up. But I don’t fear anything because I’m so close to God, and we’ve talked about it so many times. I know he’s close. And I know he loves me," Joey Feek says. "I’m really at peace. I still believe there’s healing in prayer.”
In February, Joey + Rory's Hymns That Are Important to Us album -- a project that is “the one [Joey]’s always wanted to make — filled with the hymns she grew up with" -- will be released, with proceeds benefiting the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation, in honor of the Feeks’ daughter Indiana‘s best friend Scout, who has Loeys-Dietz Syndrome. Meanwhile, fans and fellow country artists have been campaigning to get Joey + Rory's song “When I’m Gone,” originally released in 2012, to the top of the iTunes charts.
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