EXCLUSIVE: Rory Feek says GRAMMY nomination is 'like winning the lottery'

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Rory and Joey Feek are "still smiling" over their surprise GRAMMY nomination.

"When you love country music as much as we do, to even be nominated for a Grammy for Best Duo/Group Country Vocal Performance is like winning the lottery," Rory tells ET.

WATCH: Rory Feek Details Wife Joey's 'Excitement and Tears' After Learning of GRAMMY Nomination

The couple is nominated alongside Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe; Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay; Brothers Osborne; and Little Big Town.

"Those artists are stars -- at least to us, they are," Rory says. "Joey and I feel like we're just regular folks -- the kind that buys and listens to those artists' records. So to be nominated for an award like this with them is such an honor."

The GRAMMYs ceremony is set for Feb. 15 in Los Angeles, just two days before the couple's daughter will celebrate her second birthday. It's fitting, since their daughter, Indiana, stars in the video for their GRAMMY-nominated song, "If I Needed You."

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EXCLUSIVE: Rory Feek says GRAMMY nomination is 'like winning the lottery'
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Rory Feek and Joey Feek of the band Joey & Rory perform on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during the 2013 CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Musicians Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek of Joey & Rory arrives at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Musicians Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek attend The ACM Experience during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on April 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07: Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek perform at Las Vegas Convention Center on December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 24: Joey Feek (L) and Rory Feek of Joey + Rory perform as part of the Stagecoach Music Festival at the Empire Polo Fields on April 24, 2010 in Indio, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
Rory Feek and Joey Feek of the band Joey and Rory attend the 'Country Strong' premiere at Green Hills Cinema on November 8, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 17: Musicians Rory Feek (L) and Joey Martin of Joey + Rory perform onstage at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards concerts at the Fremont Street Experience during the on April 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
TWIN LAKES, WI - JULY 18: Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek (R) of singer/Songwriter duo Joey + Rory perform at the 17th Annual Country Thunder USA music festival on July 18, 2009 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: (L-R) Singer Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek attend the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: Singer Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek of Joey + Rory perform on stage during the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 04: Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek of Joey & Rory pose Backstage Creations at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards Day 1 on April 4, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage) *** Local Caption ***
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 06: Joey Martin (L) and Rory Feek of Joey + Rory perform during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam held at the MGM Grand on April 6, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/ACM2009/Getty Images for ACMA)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Rory Feek and Joey Feek of the band Joey & Rory perform on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during the 2013 CMA Music Festival on June 9, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07: Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek perform at Las Vegas Convention Center on December 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 30: (L-R): Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek attend the 60th annual BMI Country awards at BMI on October 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 31: Joey Martin Feek of the musical duo Joey + Rory performs onstage at the ACM Experience at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on March 31, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/ACMA2012/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 31: (L-R) Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek of musical duo Joey + Rory perform onstage at the ACM Experience at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on March 31, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/ACMA2012/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Musicians Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek attend The ACM Experience during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on April 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 07: Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek of Joey and Rory attend the 2011 SESAC Nashville Music Awards at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place on November 7, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ed Rode/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 28: Joey + Rory are Joey Martin Feek, Rory Feek accept 'Vocal Duo of the Year' at The 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 28, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CCMA)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 28: Joey + Rory are Joey Martin Feek, Rory Feek perform at The 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 28, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CCMA)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 03: Musicians Joey Martin Feek (L) and Rory Lee Feek of Joey + Rory arrive at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards RAM Red Carpet held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2011/Getty Images for ACM)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 10: Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek of Joey + Rory attend the 44th Annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 16: Joey Martin Feek of Joey + Rory attends the 58th Annual BMI Country Music Awards at BMI on November 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for BMI)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 10: Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek of Joey + Rory attend the 44th Annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 09: Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek of Joey + Rory attend the 58th Annual BMI Country Music Awards at BMI on November 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMI)
Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek of Joey and Rory attends the 'Country Strong' premiere at Green Hills Cinema on November 8, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/FilmMagic)
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"I made the video right after Indy was born as a way to share this special gift that God had given us with others," Rory says. "I still watch that video all the time. It's not a music video, it's a piece of our life set to music. Most all of our videos actually are. This one is just the most special because our little Indy was the guest star!"

WATCH: Rory Feek Has 'No Desire to Go on Singing or Performing' Without Joey

The career milestone comes at a bittersweet time for the family, as Joey continues bravely battling cancer. In recent updates on his blog, This Life I Live, Rory has admitted that his wife's condition continues to "decline." He recently wrote, "I'd like to tell you that she's doing great and is going to beat this thing. But I can't."

Meanwhile, Joey + Rory are set to debut their latest album -- Hymns and Stories That Are Important to Us -- on Feb. 12.

"This is the last record that Joey and I will ever get to make and the last songs we'll ever get to sing together," says Rory. "I have no desire to go on singing or performing without her."

WATCH: Blake Shelton Calls Rory and Joey Feek 'Inspirational'

Outside of performing, Rory is a well-known songwriter, penning hits like "Some Beach" for Shelton and "A Little More Country Than That" for Easton Corbin, among others.

"When I first moved to Nashville, I was fortunate to get to spend a lot of time and write a couple of songs with the late, great Waylon Jennings," Rory recalls. "At his house, on his end table, he had a GRAMMY Award. I remember being in awe of him and the award, thinking that a GRAMMY was something that was too far out of our reach.

"I'm sure both Joey and I, through the years, have thought to ourselves, 'Wouldn't it be wonderful if...?' But honestly, we've not dwelled on it," he continues. "We've always taken the approach to just do what we do in the most honest way we can, and believe that good things will come of it. I'd say this is one of the very, very, very good things!"

They may be competitors at the GRAMMYs, but Shelton had no shortage of kind words for the couple when ET caught up with him in November. See the interview below.

EXCLUSIVE: Rory Feek Says, 'I Have No Desire to Go On Singing or Performing' Without Wife Joey

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