INDIANAPOLIS -- It's Joey+Rory... not Joey and Rory.
Rory Feek explains why he and Joey chose to use the symbol instead of the word in his latest blog post .
The couple had been married for five years, but Joey's career as a solo artist wasn't taking off.
Rory says he and Joey became a duo when they tried out for a new CMT reality music competition show called 'Can You Duet?'
They made it through the first round of auditions and needed to come up with a name.
"I told Joey that I think we should tell them 'Joey+Rory', because that's what it actually was... You + Me = whatever this is going to be."
Years later, Rory says the equation has become so much more. They added faith, friends and their daughter, Indiana.
I cannot even begin to imagine going home to Tennessee without Joey, or living my life and raising Indy without her... but chances are, that day is coming
Rory's post included a new picture of Indiana.
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Joey was diagnosed in May 2014 with cervical cancer just a few months after Indiana was born. The cancer was removed but it returned.
In November 2015, Joey and Rory moved back to Alexandria, Indiana , after deciding to end treatments when Joey's tumors reappeared.
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If you'd like to express your love and support for Joey and Rory, follow this link to a virtual card you can sign.