Rory Feek on Joey, Indiana and GRAMMY gold

Rory added that Joey had beamed and said 'If we win, I'll know before you will.' He added: 'This is to my wife.

Not only did Rory Feek honor his promise to his late wife Joey by attending the 2017 Grammys, the country singer took home an award for best gospel roots album.

The Feeks won for "Hymns", an album they recorded shortly before she died last March at age 40.

They lost to Little Big Town and Joey told Rory that if they ever got another nomination he should attend the ceremony.

Rory will release "This Life I Live", a book on his time with Joey, on Valentine's Day. He said she sang in hotel rooms when she felt strong enough.

Rory Feek gave an emotional acceptance speech in memory of his late wife, Joey Feek, during a pre-telecast of the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday.

The singer from Alexandria, Indiana, found success when she paired up with her songwriter husband on the Country Music Television singing competition Can You Duet? in 2008.

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"This is to my wife", he said.

"It finally came out a year ago nearly exactly, and we sat together in the final days and watched this awards ceremony last year", Rory - who welcomed daughter in, 2, with Joey in February 2014 - added.

"I just actually tried to FaceTime her". Joey was weak and it was hard for her, but she was determined.

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

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 positivity Joey carried with her until her untimely death is a reminder for Rory to keep moving forward, he explained.