It’s been a year since the passing of Joey + Rory singer Joey Feek, who died of cervical cancer on Mar. 4, 2016, and fans can remember the late country music star through the release of her first solo album, which is being released posthumously.
The album — titled “If Not For You” — features 12 tracks and was originally recorded in 2005, with production by Bill McDermott and her widower/former musical collaborator Rory Feek.
As People notes, the album will include Feek’s original solo version of the Joey + Rory tune “That’s Important to Me”, which was recorded as a duet for the couple’s 2010 release “Album Number Two”.
Also included on the album is “See You There”, Feek’s emotional tribute to her brother Justin Martin, who died at age 17 in a 1994 car accident.
As a bonus, physical CD copies of the album will include a 48-page booklet featuring stories and photos from the duo’s private life and musical career.
Rory Feek honoured the one-year anniversary of his wife’s death with a series of touching Instagram posts.
“If Not For You” is scheduled to be released on Friday, Apr. 7. One of the songs on the album is “Red”, written about her dog Rufus, who passed away in 2010 — watch: