Preview: Rory Feek on adjusting to life beyond Joey


Singer-songwriter Rory Feek at home.

CBS News

It has been nearly two-and-a-half years since country singer-songwriter Rory Feek lost his wife and singing partner, Joey, to cancer. Now, as he's started performing solo, Feek talks with Anthony Mason about singing again without her, his relationship with his daughters, and his life as a widower/single dad in an interview for CBS' "Sunday Morning," to be broadcast June 17.

Feek tells Mason that he feels no different about his wife now than he did when Joey died in March of 2016: "I feel just as married and just as in love. And I feel like she's just as much a part of our life as she was."

Correspondent Anthony Mason with singer-songwriter Rory Feek. CBS News

Performing solo, however, has taken some adjustment. Together, Joey and Rory were a popular duo. Today, however, he admits he hasn't quite figured out who he is on stage without her.

"It felt surreal and strange, a little wrong in some ways because I had kind of decided I wouldn't [sing without her]," Feek said. But he added, "it felt strangely similar."

Web exclusive: Watch Rory Feek perform his song "A Little More Country Than That"

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