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Rory Feek cannot order a headstone for his late wife

Rory Feek cannot order a headstone for his late wife

Rory Feek "just can't" bring himself to order a headstone for his late wife Joey.

The 51-year-old singer-songwriter lost his wife to cervical cancer in March this year and Rory admitted he is still struggling to come to terms with her death.

Discussing the emotional turmoil caused by Joey's death, Rory told CBS: "I don't know why, I just can't.

"I don't know if it's that she's so simple, and a wooden cross is part of what she would like. It probably has something to do with permanence. So, for now, I can sit out here and feel like it's - it's maybe just temporary. Although I know it's not."

Rory - who shared daughter Indiana, two, with Joey - revealed he has built a bench and placed it next to where his ex-partner is buried.

He said: "I got a place for my coffee and hers. And we still have coffee together."

Joey + Rory were nominated for the Best Country Duo/Group award at this year's Grammy Awards, but Rory admitted he has found it difficult to return to music since Joey's passing.

He shared: "I don't want to go on stage without her.

"That's what I'm thinking about right now. I just don't want to make music without her. But I also know time changes things. So I won't say never. It's just where I am today."

Rory previously admitted he couldn't find the words to express how much his beloved wife had meant to him at her funeral.

He explained: "When it came my time to speak, I walked up on the stage and stood looking at my wife's sweet picture ... and words were not enough to let her know how much she meant to me - how much she still means to me."