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What does the plus sign in Joey+Rory mean?

Posted at 5:18 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 09:56:58-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's Joey+Rory... not Joey and Rory.

Rory Feek explains why he and Joey chose to use the symbol instead of the word in his latest blog post.

The couple had been married for five years, but Joey's career as a solo artist wasn't taking off.

Rory says he and Joey became a duo when they tried out for a new CMT reality music competition show called 'Can You Duet?'

They made it through the first round of auditions and needed to come up with a name.

"I told Joey that I think we should tell them 'Joey+Rory', because that's what it actually was... You + Me = whatever this is going to be."

Years later, Rory says the equation has become so much more.  They added faith, friends and their daughter, Indiana.

I cannot even begin to imagine going home to Tennessee without Joey, or living my life and raising Indy without her... but chances are, that day is coming

Rory's post included a new picture of Indiana.

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Joey was diagnosed in May 2014 with cervical cancer just a few months after Indiana was born. The cancer was removed but it returned.

In November 2015, Joey and Rory moved back to Alexandria, Indiana, after deciding to end treatments when Joey's tumors reappeared.

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If you'd like to express your love and support for Joey and Rory, follow this link to avirtual card you can sign.


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