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RFD-TV to Air Joey+Rory Special for Thanksgiving

John Davis

cic-12-26RFD-TV will air a marathon of the “The Joey + Rory Show” plus special tributes by country music stars on Thanksgiving Day. The celebration of Joey and Rory Feek’s musical talents, spirit and faith follows Joey’s recent decision to stop her treatments for cervical cancer.

The special program starts at 9 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, Nov. 26, with a five-hour marathon of the 10 best episodes of Joey+Rory from the past three years. Then, at 7:30 p.m. ET (with a replay at 11:30 p.m.), both networks will air an exclusive broadcast of personal messages to the Feeks from country-music stars such as Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Marty Stuart and Connie Smith.

The Feeks have released six albums together and were named the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Vocal Duo in 2010, after Rory had already penned several hit country songs for artists such as Blake Shelton and Clay Walker. The RFD-TV series The Joey+Rory Show has followed the husband-and-wife singer-songwriters as they performed their country/bluegrass tunes and lived life on their small Tennessee farm with their newborn baby.

Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer 16 months ago and has been in hospice in Indiana since Nov. 9.

Rory encourages fans to peruse his blog of their experiences at ThisLifeILive.com. In a recent entry, he wrote, “Joey’s hope never fades. No amount of pain or medicine can touch it. It runs too deep. It’s connected to her faith in God and, as she’ll tell you, God can do anything.”

Fans can also send handwritten cards or letters to Joey and Rory Feek and their family members at the following address: RFD-TV c/o Joey+Rory, 49 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203.

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  1. I love you all so much and my heart aches for you. I know God is sending his angles to put his arms around you. God Bless.

  2. I love you all so much and my heart aches for you. I know God is sending his angles to put his arms around you. God Bless.

  3. I love you all so much and my heart aches for you. I know God is sending his angles to put his arms around you. God Bless.

  4. We love the Joey & Rory show, it has really touched us. We will Pray for you and your family.

    May God Bless you even more,

    Tony & Elizabeth Cook
    Morristown, Tn

  5. We love the Joey & Rory show, it has really touched us. We will Pray for you and your family.

    May God Bless you even more,

    Tony & Elizabeth Cook
    Morristown, Tn

  6. We love the Joey & Rory show, it has really touched us. We will Pray for you and your family.

    May God Bless you even more,

    Tony & Elizabeth Cook
    Morristown, Tn

  7. Dearest Joey ~ As with everyone who you and Rory have touched with your exceptional singing, song writing talents and true faith in God, I was devastated to learn of your current fight against cancer. I applaud your courage and determination through this nasty ordeal, and are praying for a positive outcome. Today it is Thanksgiving and I am watching your marathon on RFD and, as always, I get filled up with the abundant love you express for each other. You have both been blessed to find each other. May this give you the strength to come back to us, as we are all waiting. Sincerely ~ joyce verani

  8. Dearest Joey ~ As with everyone who you and Rory have touched with your exceptional singing, song writing talents and true faith in God, I was devastated to learn of your current fight against cancer. I applaud your courage and determination through this nasty ordeal, and are praying for a positive outcome. Today it is Thanksgiving and I am watching your marathon on RFD and, as always, I get filled up with the abundant love you express for each other. You have both been blessed to find each other. May this give you the strength to come back to us, as we are all waiting. Sincerely ~ joyce verani

  9. Dearest Joey ~ As with everyone who you and Rory have touched with your exceptional singing, song writing talents and true faith in God, I was devastated to learn of your current fight against cancer. I applaud your courage and determination through this nasty ordeal, and are praying for a positive outcome. Today it is Thanksgiving and I am watching your marathon on RFD and, as always, I get filled up with the abundant love you express for each other. You have both been blessed to find each other. May this give you the strength to come back to us, as we are all waiting. Sincerely ~ joyce verani

  10. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THANKSGIVING SHOW TO JOEY AND RORY WITH LOVE AIRING IT WAS BEAUTIFUL BUT IT DID NOT HAVE ANY SOUND DURING THE SHOW YOU COULD NOT HEAR WHAT PEOPLE WERE SAYING . I HOPE THAT MAYBE YOU WILL AIR AGAIN SO E CAN HEAR IT . THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS

  11. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THANKSGIVING SHOW TO JOEY AND RORY WITH LOVE AIRING IT WAS BEAUTIFUL BUT IT DID NOT HAVE ANY SOUND DURING THE SHOW YOU COULD NOT HEAR WHAT PEOPLE WERE SAYING . I HOPE THAT MAYBE YOU WILL AIR AGAIN SO E CAN HEAR IT . THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS

  12. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THANKSGIVING SHOW TO JOEY AND RORY WITH LOVE AIRING IT WAS BEAUTIFUL BUT IT DID NOT HAVE ANY SOUND DURING THE SHOW YOU COULD NOT HEAR WHAT PEOPLE WERE SAYING . I HOPE THAT MAYBE YOU WILL AIR AGAIN SO E CAN HEAR IT . THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS

  13. Dear Joey and Rory,

    My husband, Marv and I fell in love with you and your family when we saw you on your show on RFD TV when you first started the show. Then we got to see you on Larry’s Country Dinner, Country Family Reunion and some Gaither shows. You are so special, just “down home” folks, that we feel like we know you. We live in Colorado so have not been able to see you in person.

    I’m am praying for God to heal you, Joey and for God to hold you, Rory, Indiana, and her big sisters in His arms and give you His peace, strength and comfort. God is the Greatest Physician and “can do great and mighty things which we do not know” (my paraphrase). I’m so glad He is present in each of your lives.

    God gave me Proverbs 3:5,6 as my life verse when as a 25 yr old and a fairly new Christian I was a freshman in Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama, on a choir tour and had to give my testimony one evening at our concert. It is so perfect for me – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on you on understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths!” He was and is saying to me, “Jo, don’t try to figure out the what and why of your life, Simply trust Me and I’ll take care of the details. ” That was 49 years ago and I’m still learning to simply give everything to my Lord God and rest in Him.

    I will continue to pray for you, Joey, and for you Rory and the girls!. My heart aches for all of you and I am very glad the Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

    God Bless you, with love,

    Jo Dobbins

  14. Dear Joey and Rory,

    My husband, Marv and I fell in love with you and your family when we saw you on your show on RFD TV when you first started the show. Then we got to see you on Larry’s Country Dinner, Country Family Reunion and some Gaither shows. You are so special, just “down home” folks, that we feel like we know you. We live in Colorado so have not been able to see you in person.

    I’m am praying for God to heal you, Joey and for God to hold you, Rory, Indiana, and her big sisters in His arms and give you His peace, strength and comfort. God is the Greatest Physician and “can do great and mighty things which we do not know” (my paraphrase). I’m so glad He is present in each of your lives.

    God gave me Proverbs 3:5,6 as my life verse when as a 25 yr old and a fairly new Christian I was a freshman in Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama, on a choir tour and had to give my testimony one evening at our concert. It is so perfect for me – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on you on understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths!” He was and is saying to me, “Jo, don’t try to figure out the what and why of your life, Simply trust Me and I’ll take care of the details. ” That was 49 years ago and I’m still learning to simply give everything to my Lord God and rest in Him.

    I will continue to pray for you, Joey, and for you Rory and the girls!. My heart aches for all of you and I am very glad the Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

    God Bless you, with love,

    Jo Dobbins

  15. Dear Joey and Rory,

    My husband, Marv and I fell in love with you and your family when we saw you on your show on RFD TV when you first started the show. Then we got to see you on Larry’s Country Dinner, Country Family Reunion and some Gaither shows. You are so special, just “down home” folks, that we feel like we know you. We live in Colorado so have not been able to see you in person.

    I’m am praying for God to heal you, Joey and for God to hold you, Rory, Indiana, and her big sisters in His arms and give you His peace, strength and comfort. God is the Greatest Physician and “can do great and mighty things which we do not know” (my paraphrase). I’m so glad He is present in each of your lives.

    God gave me Proverbs 3:5,6 as my life verse when as a 25 yr old and a fairly new Christian I was a freshman in Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama, on a choir tour and had to give my testimony one evening at our concert. It is so perfect for me – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on you on understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths!” He was and is saying to me, “Jo, don’t try to figure out the what and why of your life, Simply trust Me and I’ll take care of the details. ” That was 49 years ago and I’m still learning to simply give everything to my Lord God and rest in Him.

    I will continue to pray for you, Joey, and for you Rory and the girls!. My heart aches for all of you and I am very glad the Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

    God Bless you, with love,

    Jo Dobbins

  16. Joey ,Rory ,
    My heart goes out to each of you and your family members.
    I have been a fan since I saw both of you on can you Duet,
    I am 68yrs of age and have never been drawn to a couple such as you two.
    I think it was because of the love for each other and the power of God that has shown through your lives.
    You both have been such an great inspiration to me and for you to share it with the world as you have has been such a great blessing.
    I have seen you on RFD ,Gaithers and on your show Joey and Rory.
    I have never had the opportunity nor the money to attend one of your shows but I have been so blessed by you.
    I pray for God to just wrap His loving arms around you both and give you a peace that surpasses all understanding.
    You have been a light that shines through a world of darkness.
    I lost my husband and a sister that was my best friends with in a week of each other ; I lost my husband on September 22nd and my sister passed on the morning we buried him and without the grace of God I just don’t know that I could have handled the pain but He gave me strength and continues to do so.
    I know one day I will be with them again and am looking forward to that day!
    I just wonder sometimes how people live without Him.
    I want you to know I love you and hope to meet you someday .
    God is good and where would we be had He not given His son to die on the cross for us .
    God richly bless you and your family is my prayer.

    You sister in Christ,
    Norma Crutchfield

  17. Joey ,Rory ,
    My heart goes out to each of you and your family members.
    I have been a fan since I saw both of you on can you Duet,
    I am 68yrs of age and have never been drawn to a couple such as you two.
    I think it was because of the love for each other and the power of God that has shown through your lives.
    You both have been such an great inspiration to me and for you to share it with the world as you have has been such a great blessing.
    I have seen you on RFD ,Gaithers and on your show Joey and Rory.
    I have never had the opportunity nor the money to attend one of your shows but I have been so blessed by you.
    I pray for God to just wrap His loving arms around you both and give you a peace that surpasses all understanding.
    You have been a light that shines through a world of darkness.
    I lost my husband and a sister that was my best friends with in a week of each other ; I lost my husband on September 22nd and my sister passed on the morning we buried him and without the grace of God I just don’t know that I could have handled the pain but He gave me strength and continues to do so.
    I know one day I will be with them again and am looking forward to that day!
    I just wonder sometimes how people live without Him.
    I want you to know I love you and hope to meet you someday .
    God is good and where would we be had He not given His son to die on the cross for us .
    God richly bless you and your family is my prayer.

    You sister in Christ,
    Norma Crutchfield

  18. Joey ,Rory ,
    My heart goes out to each of you and your family members.
    I have been a fan since I saw both of you on can you Duet,
    I am 68yrs of age and have never been drawn to a couple such as you two.
    I think it was because of the love for each other and the power of God that has shown through your lives.
    You both have been such an great inspiration to me and for you to share it with the world as you have has been such a great blessing.
    I have seen you on RFD ,Gaithers and on your show Joey and Rory.
    I have never had the opportunity nor the money to attend one of your shows but I have been so blessed by you.
    I pray for God to just wrap His loving arms around you both and give you a peace that surpasses all understanding.
    You have been a light that shines through a world of darkness.
    I lost my husband and a sister that was my best friends with in a week of each other ; I lost my husband on September 22nd and my sister passed on the morning we buried him and without the grace of God I just don’t know that I could have handled the pain but He gave me strength and continues to do so.
    I know one day I will be with them again and am looking forward to that day!
    I just wonder sometimes how people live without Him.
    I want you to know I love you and hope to meet you someday .
    God is good and where would we be had He not given His son to die on the cross for us .
    God richly bless you and your family is my prayer.

    You sister in Christ,
    Norma Crutchfield

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