With news of a Grammy nomination on Monday, Joey Feek of the country duo Joey+Rory is more determined than ever to make it to the award show on February 15 — win or lose.
Joey has been under hospice care after ineffective treatments for stage four cervical cancer. In October, doctors gave her from six to nine months to live.
In an interview with the Tennessean, husband and band mate Rory Feek expressed his gratitude for the nod for Best Duo/Group Performance. Their rendition of If I Needed You didn't have any commercial success and the only music video was a tribute to the birth of their daughter Indiana — so it was a huge surprise to be nominated.
"Joey and I woke (Monday) morning just thankful for the chance to have another day to be together. That was enough. When you honestly don't know what tomorrow will bring, you don't think any farther than today. But hearing the news brought not only tears and smiles, it has brought us hope."
The Grammys aren't the only milestone the 40-year-old beauty hopes to witness. Aside from the upcoming holidays, Joey+Rory's hymns album is set to be released on February 14, followed by little Indiana's second birthday on February 17.
Rory — who has been documenting this very emotional journey through his blog and Facebook — said Joey holds on to hope that she will survive to see these moments:
"Joey set a personal goal (Monday) morning of being here for all three. She's so faith-filled and determined, don't be surprised if you see us sitting in the audience at the award show, holding hands and smiling when they open the ballot and read the winner's name."
Well, Jaden Smith made good on his promise to leave Los Angeles... but it looks like it was just to go on vacation in Hawaii with his family! LOLz!
As you may remember, the 18-year-old had a bit of a meltdown on social media last week where he admitted his dad, Will Smith, would be disappointed to learn he failed his driver's test -- and that he would be moving out of Tinseltown because of "bad things here."