Now, the country duo is releasing a final album "Hymns & Stories That Are Important to Us," available on Feb. 12 and spoke to People magazine about their lives together after meeting in the early 2000's.
"Rory was singing 'In the Round' at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville ... I was just one of dozens of people in the audience that night. From the first song Rory sang, I fell head over heels for him," Joey told the magazine on how they met in 2002.
She continued, "Something inside me said, 'You're going to marry that man and spend the rest of your lives together.'"
The duo did in fact wed a few months later and welcomed their daughter Indiana in 2014. Joey, 40, was diagnosed with cancer in May 2014 and after treatments weren't working, the couple decided late last year to bring Joey back to her childhood home to spend her final days with friends and family.
Rory said he always thought it would be his wife one day caring for him, not the current situation.
"I'm 10 years older than Joey and I always knew that when I get old or if something were to happen to me, Joey would be there beside me no matter what," he told the magazine. "But I never dreamed that the roles might be reversed and life might require those things from me."