• April 26, 2013
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Country Stars React: George Jones Dead At 81

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Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, George Jones

It’s a sad day for the Country music community.

Country music legend George Jones passed away today, Friday, April 26, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The singer had been hospitalized since April 18 when he was admitted due to fever and irregular blood pressure.

The Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry member made a huge impact on many people’s lives, including fans and members of the Country music community. Many Country artists have taken to Twitter today to express their sadness about Jones’ death and share their condolences to Jones’ wife and family.

See what they had to say below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenny Chesney, Tracy Lawrence, Loretta Lynn and Barbara Mandrell also released statements about the loss of a dear friend of theirs:

“Today the world lost one of the greatest country singers, innovators and force of music… But I lost not just a friend and an inspiration, but a man who treated me like a son. A sad day, indeed. Godspeed, George Jones… No one’s gonna fill your shoes.” – Kenny Chesney

“I am so saddened by the news of George Jones’s passing. He was a wonderful friend and I will always treasure the times we had together. My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and the entire family. George left a tremendous mark on Country music and inspired us all. I will miss him. God Bless you George.” – Tracy Lawrence

“It’s a sad day for country music and a great loss for those of us who knew him. I was blessed to call George my friend. He was one of the best country singers there ever was. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Nancy, and all of his family. It’s a sad, sad day.” – Loretta Lynn

“I believe if you ask any singer who was the greatest country music singer of all time, they would say
‘George Jones’. He was without question and by far the BEST! I first met and worked with him when I was 13 years old; I am so very grateful that he was my friend.” – Barbara Mandrell

See how many other stars are reacting and reminiscing here.

Reps for Jones took to his Twitter today to ask fans to send in pictures and stories they have about the late singer for his wife.

 

We’d also like to send our sincerest condolences to the Jones’ family.

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