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Joey Feek is the 2005 debut album posthumously released by man Rory

Joey Feek’s first album is getting a proper release.

The late country singer’s solo debut, “If it’s Not for You,” recorded in 2005, was posthumously released on Friday by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music, as its co-producer, Joey’s husband and songwriting partner, Rory Feek.

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Joey, one half of the country and bluegrass duo Joey+Rory, died of cancer at age 40 on March 4, 2016 months after the election at the end of the treatment and enter hospice care. She was just married Rory in the recording of her first songs, independently released, but failed to make waves in the country music scene.

“When this album was recorded in 2005, Joey and I were still newlyweds, or at least, we felt like we were,” Rory says in a press release. “Though we had hope for the record at the time, it was not meant to be, and so this collection of music was sitting quietly on a shelf for the last 10 years or so, waiting for the right moment to come along, when perhaps the one or other way, someone would care. A time like now.”

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“It is one of the greatest joys of my life to the substance of these songs and take them again,” he adds. “Not only the songs but also the stories and the life of the remarkable woman who these numbers represent.”

The album is available online via iTunes, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Cracker Barrel and Gaither.

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In February, ET talked to Rory about his and her GRAMMY win, as well as their daughter, Indiana, the third anniversary plans.

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