Joey+Rory’s journey is still bringing inspiration to their fellow country stars Getty Images
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Joey+Rory’s story continues to inspire us all, including their fellow ACM Awards-nominated duo, Maddie & Tae.

We recently caught up with Maddie & Tae and asked them what they have taken away from watching Rory Feek deal with the loss of his beloved wife and duo partner, Joey.

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The duo’s Tae Dye told us, “The first word that comes to mind is inspirational. The way that they kept their faith and their family No. 1 — it was beautiful in everyone’s eyes. The way he would talk about her and he would post pictures with her and her daughter, it seemed like they always tried to keep it positive and focus on what beautiful things were going on in their life rather than focusing on the negative.”

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Seeing the Feeks’ story play out like that on Rory’s blog, This Life I Live, helped strengthen Maddie and Tae’s faith as well.

Tae added, “Although they knew that everything was going on around them, I felt like they just knew that family and faith was No. 1, and that’s very inspirational for people like us, who agree with the same thing.”

Maddie & Tae is currently on the road with Lee Brice’s Life Off My Years Tour. See where they’re playing next at

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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