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ACM Awards Pay Tribute to Late Joey Feek as Daughter Hopie Watches From the Crowd

by Desiree Murphy 8:10 PM PDT, April 03, 2016
Playing ACM Awards Pay Tribute to Late Joey Feek as Daughter Hopie Watches From the Crowd

Joey Feek may be gone, but certainly not forgotten.

The country singer -- who died on March 4 after a long battle with terminal cancer -- was honored at the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night in Las Vegas.

WATCH: Rory Feek Grants His Late Wife Joey's Wish for Daughter Indiana

During the beautiful tribute, which was presented by Darius Rucker and Martina McBride, a photo of Joey appeared on the screen, which immediately received a standing ovation from the star-studded audience.

"A few weeks ago, we lost a member of our country music family with the passing of Joey Feek," Rucker began.

McBride chimed in, saying, "Joey was more than a wonderful singer and an ACM winner along with her husband, Rory -- she was a beloved mom, daughter, family member and friend."

"Of all the different ways we could honor Joey, we think that what would mean the most to Joey and her family is just one more time for all of us -- all of her fans and all of us who loved her -- to give her a big round of applause," Rucker added.

WATCH: Joey Feek Remembered in Final Memorial Attended By Family, Friends and Fans

McBride concluded the tribute by sending prayers to Joey's family and friends.

"Joey's daughter Hopie and her friend Julie are here with us tonight," she explained. "God bless them, and God bless you, Joey."

Fans of Joey + Rory immediately took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the "beautiful" tribute, writing things like, "Great to see @joeyandrory honored and loved on at @ACMawards we miss you #joeyfeek," "Water works are about to start" and "All of the applause for the beautiful Joey Feek… tears in my eyes. Such a wonderful woman."

Earlier this month, Rory shared a heartbreaking photo of Joey's gravesite at their family farm in Tennessee.

WATCH: Rory Feek Shares Heartbreaking Photo of Joey's Gravesite at Family Farm

"A bright sunrise will contradict the heavy fog that weighs you down," he captioned the Instagram pic.

...a bright sunrise will contradict the heavy fog that weighs you down.

A photo posted by Joey+Rory (@roryandjoey) on

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