Every year, we are confronted with news of deaths of people who are admired by many around the world. And, we have to admit that even in the country music industry, this kind of news is very common. The loss of these great artists brings sadness in the whole community yet it inspires them to be great.
In February 2016, a shocking news rocked the whole world when Joey Feek lost her long battle with cervical cancer. Since then, the world of country music has not been quite the same. This news led some of the artists to campaign for those who have cancer and fight against it.
While Joey may no longer be with us singing her songs, many fans have become inspired thanks to her music. In addition, her songs give solace and peace of mind to those who are feeling troubled. As a matter of fact, her music becomes medicine for those who are worrisome.
In February 2011 (five years before Joey’s passing), Joey+Rory honored Merle Haggard with one of his hits. They sang the country legend’s “Fightin’ Side of Me” at the Equiblues Rodeo. Full of life, Joey rendered the song with vibrancy and high-energy. Radiating warmth, she exuded joy while singing the classic hit making sure the crowd would enjoy it. And sure enough, everyone loved it.
Written and released in the late 1960s, “Fightin’ Side of Me” is one of Merle Haggard’s classic hits. It was the lead single, at the same time, the title track to his 1970 album of the same name. Moreover, the song became one of the most famous songs of the country star and also his entire career.