Joey+Rory continue to walk through Joey’s cancer journey hand in hand, making decisions for not only the days that lie ahead, but also the years in which ‘mama’ will no longer be here. From sowing her seeds to cooking her favorite dinners, Joey has been preparing for the future.
And nowhere has she done that more beautifully than through the songs on Joey+Rory’s new album. On Feb. 23, it was announced that “Hymns That Are Important To Us” had taken the No. 1 spot on the Nielsen country music charts, as well as the Contemporary Christian Album Chart.
“When the label called to give us the news I immediately took the phone in to Joey,” Rory reflected in a recent press release. “This recording was ‘hers’ from the beginning. This is one that she has always wanted to make, and she’s worked so hard to make it happen, in spite of the difficult circumstances she is facing. As I congratulated her, she responded through tears, ‘No, Honey, this is God’s record….’”
“God’s record” – what a beautiful thing to leave behind.