More than a year after she died at 40 from cervical cancer, fans of Joey Feek will get to hear her music one last time. People reports that a posthumous album full of her solo recordings will be released on April 7.
The album, called If Not for You, features 12 tracks originally recorded in 2005. If you're a big Joey + Rory fan, you may have heard some of the tracks before on the duo's website, but this is the first time that they will be included on one album. Rory Feek pitched in with production, alongside Bill McDermott. And the album will include a 48-page booklet featuring pictures from Joey and Rory's life together.
"[The album is] filled with songs that spoke to her and, even more, spoke volumes about her. About what's most important to her. The lyrics of this record made it clear who she was and who she wanted to be," Rory says in the album's booklet. "Yes, her voice might have changed a bit in time, but her character was already rock-solid."
Songs include a solo version of the duo's hit "That's Important to Me," and "See You There," a tribute to Joey's brother, who died at age 17 in a car accident. Another song to remember a lost loved one is "Red," which references Joey's dog Rufus.
For a preview, take a look at Joey's video for "Red," a happy song about down-home values recorded long before she fell ill.
And watch Joey sing "See You There" below, but get your tissues ready:
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