"My wife, for her to be so positive to the very end, even with a 2-year-old playing on the floor ― if she can be positive, I have nothing to be upset about", Rory said.
Taking home the trophy in the category of Best Roots Gospel Album for their project, Hymns That Are Important to Us, Rory Feek became emotional about the win during his speech in which he dedicated the recognition to his late wife for her love and devotion to their music.
Joey+Rory were nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their rendition of 'If I Needed You'.
Joey was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and relapsed in 2015 after a short remission.
Before Sunday's televised Grammy ceremony, the duo was awarded the award for best roots gospel album for "Hymns". "She didn't have the chance to do it until she'd been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, so she'd sing in hotel rooms while she did chemotherapy and radiation", Rory Feek said at Sunday's awards ceremony.
Feek said the hymns were songs his wife grew up with, according to USA Today.
"I just actually tried to FaceTime her". "We were different. She didn't want to be a mother, and I had two little girls that I was raising on my own".
Rory recalls, "We sat together in the final days and watched this awards ceremony a year ago. And, she's just precious", the Tennessee-based musician told ET of Indiana.
The Washington Post reported that Rory accepted the award saying "This is to my wife, thank you so much".
His blog, "This Life I Live", details his life with Joey and his life following her death.