Rory Feek looks back on wife Joey's funeral, announces new shows
Two years after his wife Joey’s funeral service, Rory Feek has announced he’ll be returning to the stage later this year.
The country singer-songwriter announced Friday that he will begin a series of performances in April, running through December 2018, set in the barn concert hall on his family farm an hour south of Nashville, Tennessee. The performances are set to be “intimate and inspirational,” according to the release, and will “feature stories and songs from his life before meeting his wife Joey, heartwarming moments with his family and stories about the new and unexpected experiences he’s lived in the past two years since the loss of Joey.”
Feek played several concerts in his concert barn in late 2017. “The shows we did this past December were so special that we’ve decided to do them one-weekend a month for most of the rest of this year,” he explained on his blog.
Grammy-award winning artists Feek and his wife, Joey, performed as country music duo Joey+Rory from 2008 until Joey’s passing from cancer in 2016.
“What Rory does on stage is more like a TED Talk with music, than it is a concert,” Feek’s manager Aaron Carnahan said in a statement. “Rory’s an unusually gifted storyteller who is able to weave songs, stories and video components seamlessly together in a way that not only entertains an audience, but also profoundly impacts their character and marriages and the way they look at life.”
For tickets and more information, visit www.roryfeek.com and check out the concert dates below.
On Thursday, Feek reflected on Joey’s funeral on his blog and shared the above video. “I woke up early this morning thinking all about that day and while Indy slept, I pulled up and watched some video clips of Joey’s service for the first time – footage that has been sitting on a hard drive in my bedroom since the funeral. It was hard because the pain of losing her is still so fresh… but it was also oh, so beautiful to see again. To remember. To feel. Later in the day, while Indy was in preschool, I put a few of the clips together to have something to always remember that day, and to share with all the people who love and miss her just as I do.”