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The ACM Awards Pause The Music To Pay Tribute To Late Country Singer Joey Feek

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The Academy of Country Music Awards got serious on Sunday, taking a moment to honor a member of the country community who tragically passed before her time.

Joey Feek lost her battle with cancer last month, and the ACMs took a moment, not of silence, but of applause for the late singer.

Related: Rory Feek Says Daughter Indiana 'Doesn't Quite Understand' Her Mother's Death

Before handing out the award for Best Vocal Group, presenters Darius Rucker and Martina McBride also pointed out Joey's family in the audience, to an emotional round of applause.

Joey will be missed around the world, but few places more than this.

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