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Meet The 2017 Grammy Award-Winning Hoosiers

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Meet The 2017 Grammy Award-Winning Hoosiers

Rory said the "Hymns" album is special as it was recorded when his wife was undergoing cancer treatment.

The duo, known to country music fans as Joey + Rory, won best roots gospel album.

It's nearly been a year since Joey Feek sadly passed away from cancer, but her memory lives on through the music she made with her husband as they were honored with a win at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 12).

Joey and Rory Feek in April of 2009. For Hoosier Joey Feek, the award comes almost a year after her death in 2016.

Rory is set to release a memoir Tuesday about his relationship with Joey titled This Life I Live.

When the album was nominated he said his wife made him promise he'd attend the pre-telecast awards ceremony.

During a Sunday interview with Entertainment Tonight, the "When I'm Gone" singer said that he tried to FaceTime his little girl following his big win and opened up about his plans to celebrate her upcoming third birthday.

Feek said the hymns were songs his wife grew up with, according to USA Today.

During a Tuesday morning visit to TODAY, the recent Grammy victor explained the simple reason for that: "I think it's because she's so present in my life". "And, she's just precious", the Tennessee-based musician told ET of Indiana. Joey was weak and it was hard for her, but she was determined.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Joey Feek was diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer in 2014, three months after giving birth to her daughter, Indiana (Indy).

The Washington Post reported that Rory accepted the award saying "This is to my wife, thank you so much".

Since Joey's death, Rory has returned to his home in Tennessee and has been focused on raising in, who will soon turn 3-years-old.

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