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Joey Feek’s major label debut took 15 years, but it’s finally going to see the light of day. The album, originally titled Strong Enough To Cry, now has a new label and a new name.

Joey recorded the album in 2002 before she ever met husband and vocal partner Rory Feek. At the time, she went by her maiden name Joey Martin.feek for you

While the pair eventually went on to a respectable music career, most people never heard Joey’s first album. In 2008, Joey seemed to reconcile that fact.

Undergoing a name change to If Not For You, the album now has an April 7, 2017 release date. The name comes from the seventh track on the record. The physical album features a 48‐page booklet with pictures, notes and memories of Feek compiled by her family.

Though Feek passed away in March 2016 after a long battle with cancer, her career lives on. Joey + Rory released the album Hymns That Are Important To Us posthumously. The album debuted at No. 1 and sold more than 500,000 copies in The pair also snagged CMA and Grammy nominations.




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