Joey Feek, the late singer of country music duo Joey + Rory, was remembered at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night.

Joey Feek ACM Awards

During the ACM Awards ceremony, presenters Martina McBride and Darius Rucker took a moment to honor Joey, who passed away at age 40 of cervical cancer earlier this year.

“A few weeks ago, we lost a member of our country music family with the loss of Joey Feek,” McBride and Rucker said. “Joey was more than a wonderful singer and an ACM-winning artist with her husband, Rory. She was a beloved mom, daughter, family member and friend. Of all of the different ways we could honor Joey, what would mean the most to Joey and her family is just for one more time, for all of her fans and all of us who love her to give her a big round of applause.”

Those gathered inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena all took to their feet and applauded as a picture of Joey was displayed above.

Joey, whose husband Rory Feek documented her battle with cancer on his blog, This Life I Live, died on March 4. She is survived by Rory and their two-year-old daughter Indiana.

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