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Country Music Reacts To The Death Of George Jones

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After being in the hospital for over a week, country music has lost a legend in George Jones. Artists and fans have been lighting up Twitter with messages of condolences and mourning, as well as inspiration. If you’d like to send a message to his wife Nancy, you can email Here’s what the country music community is saying about the recent passing of ‘The Possum’.


LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@@leannrimes): #RIPGeorgeJones - Check out this amazing version of "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by @LeAnnRimes ” R.I.P ❤


Jason_Aldean (@@Jason_Aldean): So sad to hear abt the passing of George Jones. Country music has lost one of our pioneers & legendary icons. You will never be forgotten.


Skylar Laine (@@Skylar_Laine ): Country music lost a true legend. I'm proud to say I got to see George up close a few months ago. He'll always inspire me! #ripgeorgejones


Billy Ray Cyrus (@@billyraycyrus): I'm stunned and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend George Jones.The very definition of a legend. Thoughts and prayers


Little Big Town (@@LBTmusic): There will never be another George Jones. You are and always will be country music. Rest in peace. #GeorgeJones


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...


Scotty McCreery (@@ScottyMcCreery): RIP George Jones. A country music legend who will be truly missed.


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...


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


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


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


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