Country Comments on The Death Of George Jones
REACTIONS TO GEORGE JONES’ PASSING FROM THE COUNTRY MUSIC COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
|“My heart is absolutely broken. George Jones was my all time favorite singer and one of my favorite people in the world. My heart goes out to Nancy and all his family and friends.” — Dolly Parton“The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen.” — MERLE HAGGARD“Today is a sad day in Country music. We have lost another piece of history. George Jones was not only a good singer, but was a good friend. He will be missed by many.” — Hank Williams Jr.“I am very thankful I got to know George, he’s one of the greatest singers that ever lived. I actually loved the man and really enjoyed the time I got to spend with he and Nancy.” — Randy Travis
“George Jones will always be one of the most amazing singers who ever lived. He was a true Country Music legend who made music very personal to the listener – I think more than anyone else. He will be dearly missed, but always remembered.” — Kenny Rogers
“Country music and the world will miss George Jones. He was someone who set a high standard in our industry for great music and lyrics that tapped into the emotions of the human heart at a very deep level. His music has touched the lives of country music lovers for over five decades. My prayers are with his family and I pray for the repose of his soul. May you rest in peace, brother.” — Collin Raye
“There’s a huge emptiness in the music world today from the passing of our good friend George Jones. But, the void is filled with the many memories that will be with us forever. We love you, George.” — The Oak Ridge Boys lead singer Duane Allen
“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
“SAD DAY FOLKS. TODAY, WITH THE PASSING OF MY GOOD FRIEND, GEORGE JONES, THE DOOR TO AN ERA IN TIME IS SLOWLY CLOSING. WITH ONLY A HANDFUL OF US LEFT STANDING, THE COUNTRY MUSIC I KNEW AND LOVED HAS ALSO PASSED AWAY. IT IS MY GREAT HOPE THAT THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF SINGERS WILL REMEMBER ALL OF US FROM THAT TIME AND CARRY ON. THANKS ALL.” — RAY PRICE
“There aren’t words in our language to describe the depth of his greatness. I’ll miss my kind and generous friend.” — Vince Gill
“I am just devastated by the news that George Jones has passed away! The music world has lost one of the most original and innovative talents that the world has ever known. I feel such a personal loss of not only one of the greatest vocal influences of my life, but also I’ve lost a dear friend. Visits with George have always been full of joy and laughter. Every time I would see him, George would always greet me with a funny story or a joke! His legacy will put his name at the top of the most influential artists in history, right along with Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. His voice will be influencing singers 100 years from now and beyond! I’m reminded of the lyrics that Waylon wrote in the tune ‘It’s Alright.’ ‘If we all sang like we wanted to, we’d all sound like George Jones!'” — Travis Tritt
‘We are deeply saddened by the news this morning of the passing of our friend, George Jones. Our company was privileged to have represented George Jones in the 1980’s, most notably during the critically acclaimed ‘Reunion’ tour of George Jones and Tammy Wynette. We will miss this ICONIC songwriter and his unmistakable voice, but he will live on in our hearts.’ — Jim Halsey, Impresario
“I’m shocked and saddened at the passing of my friend and hero George Jones. I was honored to have toured and recorded with him. Our hearts go out to Nancy and the entire family. ‘Now I Wonder Who’s Gonna Fill his Shoes?’” — TG Sheppard
“I was saddened to learn of George’s passing. Along with being one of the greatest singers of our time, he was a sweet man who was always kind to me. Please know that I am praying for you during this special time of loss. If there is anything at all that you need from me please let me know. Our prayers will continue for you throughout the days ahead.” — Guy Penrod
“Today is a dark for country music and music in general. George had become a friend and mentor to us. We will always remember touring with him and how both he and Nancy were so welcoming to us. Rest in peace George… No one will ever fill your shoes!” — The Roys
“Country music has lost one of the great ones today with the passing of George Jones. Rest in peace ‘Possum’, heaven has a new angel.” — Lisa Matassa
“George Jones was just as impressive as a person as he was as an entertainer. He was ‘the ordinary, down to earth guy that happens to live down the road’ and a super star entertainer of which there will never be an equal.” His passing is a sad day and a great loss for us all.” — Michael Bonagura of Baillie & The Boys
“His voice will live on forever in my heart. There will never be another!” —Kathie Baillie of Baillie & The Boys
“George Jones was one of the most endearing, warm and friendly people I have ever had the privilege to meet. I have been lucky enough to work with George and Nancy and I am so blessed to have been a small part of their lives for a short time. While I am deeply saddened, I know his legend will live on.” — Janie Fricke
“I’ll never forget the incredible experience of singing with George and I will always remember his wonderful sense of humor and down to earth soul. Before I wrote the liner note for his Ladies Choice album, I said a prayer for the right words to a worthy quote that would come close to reflecting the way I feel about George. Here is that quote and it will always be true. “We are all God’s own individual works of art. In country music, George Jones is his masterpiece…” — Deborah Allen
“Country music lost an icon today and I have lost a dear and beloved friend. With tear-filled eyes, I’m reminiscing this morning about all that I learned from and loved about George Jones. He was part of my ‘country music education;’ he made country music history and, in my opinion, George Jones is a song’s best friend. No one will leave an imprint on my life like George did.” — Lorrie Morgan
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
Urban Chat: Video 51: Rest In Peace George Jones http://youtu.be/pKiDcRq4YN4
Mark Chesnutt @MarkChesnutt My heart goes out to Nancy and the family. I’m gonna miss him.
Toby Keith @TobyKeithMusic George Jones has passed. Damn. Thought he’d live forever. Let’s break out his catalogue and play it all day Godspeed possum and family. – T
ALABAMA @TheAlabamaBand We’re very saddened to hear of the death of our amazing friend George Jones.
Shooter Jennings @ShooterJennings Nothing to say except George Jones will be missed. He was an incredible soul, inspiration, friend. Greatest singer of all time.
Gloriana @glorianatheband Sad day for country music. Rest in peace, George Jones.
Michelle Branch @michellebranch George Jones :*( R.I.P.
Clay Aiken @clayaiken Sad to hear of the passing of the great George Jones, Soundtrack to much of my childhood. We’ll lay a wreath upon his door. Rest in peace.
Easton Corbin @eastoncorbin What a sad day for country music. George Jones was one of my heroes.
EliYoungBand @EliYoungBand RIP George “Possum” Jone
ali landry @alilandry RIP George Jones. His music was the soundtrack of my childhood. My whole family were huge fans. What a legend:(
Rob Thomas @ThisIsRobThomas R.I.P. to a true country/american legend, George Jones. thanx for the music.
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
Luke Bryan @LukeBryanOnline George. You will be deeply missed. Thanks for the beautiful memories.
Neal McCoy @NealMcCoy We lost a great man today,, but his Music and his Spirit will live forever Go get some Rest now George Jones,,, you deserve it
The Band Perry @thebandperry Country music and the world lost a true legend today… Mr. Jones, you will be greatly missed.
Hillary Scott @HillaryScottLA Saddened by the passing of George Jones. Sending prayers up for his wife and family. Country Music will never be the same.
Troy Aikman @TroyAikman Country music legend George Jones has passed away at 81. “The Possum” was one of my favorites…had the pleasure of meeting him years ago.
Lance Armstrong @lancearmstrong RIP George Jones
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.
The Oak Ridge Boys @oakridgeboys We are devastated this morning … We have lost The Possum… Legend and Friend… RIP George Jones
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.
Dierks Bentley @DierksBentley man….heartbroken
Charlie Daniels @CharlieDaniels Rest in peace George Jones There will never be another one like you and we’ll miss you a bunch Buddy.
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…
Darrell Waltrip @AllWaltrip this is one of the saddest days in the history of country music, George Jones is a national treasure, he was a friend, God Bless the possum
Martina McBride @martinamcbride So sad to hear about George Jones . His voice and music will be with us forever. Thoughts go out to all his family, friends and fans.
Larry The Cable Guy @GitRDoneLarry RIP George Jones. Who’s gonna fill your shoes? You will be missed. Thank you for your awesome music.
Craig Morgan @cmorganmusic We will miss our friend Mr George Jones RIP
Tim McGraw @TheTimMcGraw Gone …… George Jones …..man he was country music
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… …. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and all of the family.
Bo Bice @OfficialBoBice George Jones passed away this morning. We will miss ya Possum. There will never be another!! Make them angels weep up there GJ.
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.
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.
Kix Brooks @KixBrooks Possum, angels got a serious lead singer today – God bless Nancy his loving wife – what a guy- what a voice – that was one hell of a show!
Bob Kingsley @bobkingsleyct40 RIP @gjpossum All of us at CT40 express our deep sorrow to his wife Nancy & to his family, his friends, & his fans. https://www.facebook.com/countrytop40/posts/653322274683719 …
bretmichaels @bretmichaels #RIPGeorgeJones http://www.bretmichaels.com/site-news/news2/r-i-p-george-jones/ … – My heartfelt prayers go out the family, friends and fans of George Jones. @gjpossum
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