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Country Stars React to the Death of George Jones on Twitter

George Jones and Carrie Underwood on a motorcycle
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Sometimes the best measure of a person’s talents can be seen in the admiration of their peers.

George Jones wasn’t only loved by his own fans. That was made obvious today as the country stars made their way to Twitter to react to the death of “The Possum”.


Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton): Really REALLY bad news. We’ve lost a country music legend. And I’ve lost a hero and a friend. Goodbye George Jones…



Tracy Lawrence (@tracy_lawrence): I am so saddened by the news of George Jones’ passing.I will always treasure our times together. RIP @gjpossum



Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett): So sad to hear about George Jones. Country music has lost a legend.



John Rich (@johnrich): Every serious country artist in the past 30 years has some #georgejones dna in their blood and music. My God. We’ve lost our Elvis.



Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw): Gone …… George Jones … he was country music



Keith Urban (@KeithUrban): If I’m blessed enough to make it there, I look forward to you giving me the grand tour. Rest in peace George Jones!!!!! -KU



LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes): So sad we lost “the possum” today. R.I.P George Jones and know we didn’t stop loving you today. You will live on forever in our hearts.



Gloriana (@glorianatheband): Sad day for country music. Rest in peace, George Jones.



Jennifer Nettles (@JenniferNettles): I’ll never forget the first time I heard the story in “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. RIP George Jones. Country Legend. U will be missed



Craig Morgan (@cmorganmusic): We will miss our friend Mr George Jones RIP



TraceAdkins (@TraceAdkins): George Jones was my friend, and I loved him.
Trace Adkins



George Strait (@naturalgeorge): RIP in George Jones THANK YOU for everything!!



Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic): So saddened to hear of George Jones’ passing. He was an idol of mine and a true legend! One of the best voices of all time. I will miss him.



Faith Hill (@FaithHIll): We lost one of the best voices God created this morning. Our hearts are saddened to hear that George Jones has passed away…



Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley): nancy and @gjpossum had a beautiful marriage and special relationship. love you nancy. long live the possum. gonna miss my buddy. real sad.



Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels): Rest in peace George Jones
There will never be another one like you and we’ll miss you a bunch Buddy.



Mark Chesnutt (@MarkChesnutt): Today just got so bad. My friend George Jones just passed away



Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry): RIP George Jones. Who’s gonna fill your shoes? You will be missed. Thank you for your awesome music



KACEY MUSGRAVES (@KaceyMusgraves): That angel choir just got a whole lot better this morning.. #RIP #GeorgeJones



Easton Corbin (@eastoncorbin): What a sad day for country music. George Jones was one of my heroes



Alan Jackson (@OfficialJackson): Heaven better get ready for George Jones. He will always be the greatest singer of real country music – there’ll never be another.



Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley): My friend,the greatest singer of all time,has passed.To those who knew him,our lives were full. To those of you who don’t: discover him now.


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