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Episode 012: “Living Centered After Experiencing Loss”

Featuring Rory Feek

For this episode of the Living Centered Podcast, Miles is joined by Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter Rory Feek. While Rory is widely known for his incredibly successful, multi-decade music career, he shares in this interview that he is most famous for loving his wife, Joey, whom he lost to cancer in 2016.  

Rory is no stranger to pain and despair, and despite hardship, his story is lined with beauty and hope. Rory’s life is a testament to the power of embracing joy alongside sorrow and the impact that outlook makes on ourselves and ultimately the world. 

We hope this conversation will create space for you to sit in the tension of your grief and joy.

Meet this episode’s expert

Farmer, filmmaker, author, and artist, Rory Feek is a true Renaissance man. He’s a world-class storyteller who crosses all creative mediums, from music and film to books and digital media.  

As a musical artist, Rory is one-half of the Grammy-award-winning duo Joey + Rory. He and his wife, Joey, toured the world and sold nearly a million records before her untimely passing in March 2016. Rory’s highly anticipated first solo album, “Gentle Man,”  is set to be released in June 2021.  

As a songwriter, Rory has written multiple number-one songs, including “Some Beach” by Blake Shelton and “A Little More Country Than That” by Easton Corbin.  

As an author, Rory’s memoir, This Life I Live, debuted at the top of the New York Times Bestseller List, and his children’s books are family favorites everywhere.  

As a blogger, Rory shares his heart and story in real-time through his personal blog, which has 2.6 million followers. The love story of him and his wife, Joey, told through his writing and video vignettes, shows how an unwavering faith and hope in the face of tragedy can inspire millions of readers who follow their story.  

As a filmmaker and storyteller, Rory wrote, shot much of, and edited his docu-series, This Life I Live, which premiered on television in March of 2020, bringing his blog-style storytelling to life in more than 50 million homes. He has also made the feature-length film Finding Josephine (2019), the full-length documentary To Joey, With Love (2016), and dozens of music videos over his career as a musician and songwriter.  

Rory and his 7-year-old daughter, Indiana, live an hour south of Nashville on a historic farm, where she attends a one-room schoolhouse right on the property with more than a dozen other children from the community.

Follow Rory

Rory’s Blog  

Rory on YouTube 

Rory on Facebook

Rory on Instagram

Mentioned in this episode

The Ways We Grieve Class: Understanding the Emotional and Biological Process that Binds Us All 

This digital class will help normalize your experience with grief, give you insight as to how we grieve, and invite you into a place of hope, peace, and wisdom. 

More from Rory 

Rory has a new album titled “Gentle Man” releasing in June 2021 on the Muletown Recorded Music label.  

Released Singles:  

“The Times They Are A-Changin’” 

 “Me & the Blues” 

Rory’s children’s book inspired by his daughter, Indiana, “The Day God Made You.”

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Rory Feek
Me & The Blues / The Times They Are A-Changin’ album by Rory Feek
The Day God Made You by Rory Feek