"...woke my bride up this morning with a baby in my arms and the news that our version of "If I Needed You" was nominated for a Grammy," he wrote. "As her excitement and tears flowed into mine. She said, 'how can that be?'"
"....the song received no radio airplay... no press... no critical acclaim... and the only music video we made for it was to celebrate the day our little Indiana was born," Rory added. "God is so good. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
...woke my bride up this morning with a baby in my arms and the news that our version of "If I Needed You" was nominated...
The performance is up against some pretty tough competition, including "The Driver" by Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay, "Stay a Little Longer" by Brothers Osborne, "Girl Crush" from Little Big Town and "Lonely Tonight" from Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe.
Joey, 40, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in May 2014. Despite multiple treatments and surgeries, her cancer returned. The country star wasadmitted into hospice care after ending treatment for colorectal cancer in late October. Since then, Joey has decided to return to the home she grew up.
"My wife knows I love Christmas. There's a magic that's in the air that isn't there any other time of the year," he penned. "Christmas does what no amount of New Year’s resolutions or self-help books can do… it changes people. It brings out the very best in us, and in others."
He also shared about a special gift a local pizza restaurant gave to his 2-year-old daughter Indiana, who was born with down syndrome, for Christmas. To see the special present, watch the video below.