what happened to rory feek's first wife?

Rory was a single dad of two (now grown 20-something) daughters for 12 years when he married his wife Joey Martin. There doesn't seem to be any information in the media about his former partner, though it is known that Rory raised his daughters as a single parent since they were babies.

Married for a decade, the duo Joey+Rory first attracted attention from country audiences in 2008 on CMT's "Can You Duet" series in which they came in third. Joey is the duo's lead vocalist, while Rory sings background vocals and plays guitar.

The husband and wife duo took home the Academy of Country Music Awards Top Vocal Duo honor on March 16, 2010. They also received the 2011 Inspirational Country Music Award for Vocal Duo.

Catch Joey+Rory's half-hour variety show on the RFD TV network. Use the RFD TV channel finder to see if the network is available in your area.

It was reported recently that Rory Lee Feek's wife Joey Martin underwent a radical hysterectomy at Nashville's TriStar Centennial Medical Center after her doctor discovered cervical cancer during a routine exam in late May.

The singer also underwent surgery on July 9, 2015, at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Chicago and is now recovering. Band manager Aaron Carnahan said she was doing “great.” Catch more at 680 News.

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Updated on Wednesday, August 12 2015 at 03:36AM EDT
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