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Celebrities responses to passing of George Jones

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"George Jones' life is an example of so many wonderful things. How someone's God-given gifts can make this a richer, better place.  How one human being can overcome adversity, addiction, and life threatening obstacles time and time again.  That it is not the stumble or fall that counts, but the willingness to stand again. How a keen sense of humor and a twinkle in a person's eye can still prevail even after all of life's hard knocks.  How mistakes, missteps, and bad choices are not the end of the world if a person chooses to turn them into something good. And George's life is above all the strongest example of how the love of a great woman can get a man through anything. All of this made its way beautifully into every note of the greatest voice country music will ever know.  And one of the greatest friends you could ever have. We miss you already, George." Country artist Brad Paisley

"He was the greatest country vocalist that ever lived! Through the years we have all tried to emulate the passion in his voice, but no one can fill his shoes."  Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts

"I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of one of my all time heroes, George Jones. Georges' music was real and he was able to touch thousands through his songs. Not only was he a great singer, but he also had the ability to make you relate to every one of his songs, no matter who you are. He and his music will remain timeless in the world of country music. My thoughts and prayers are with his family through this difficult time."   Country artist Easton Corbin

"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." Country artist Loretta Lynn

"He had a voice that was the truth, raw and unfiltered. You cant get any realer, any more tortured or any more alive. No one can do what George Jones does, and that's why 50 years later, he still stands out as one of the greatest singers in any genre of all time. We were great friends, but it was really more like a father/son relationship. He even showed up in Lexington, Kentucky two years ago to surprise me onstage for my birthday... all the way from Nashville, to surprise me and sing 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' with me, which will be one of the greatest memories of my life. When I was just staring out, and I was picked to open the George Jones/Tammy Wynette Reunion Tour, I thought I'd made it... Then one night, George asked me if I was heading home because he and Nancy had a plane, and they'd take me," Chesney recalls. "I remember sitting there on that jet, thinking, 'This can't be happening...' because he was George Jones, and I was some kid from nowhere...' I'm sure he knew, but he was generous to kids chasing the dream, and I never forgot it." Country artist Kenny Chesney

"We've lost a true country music legend. Crissy and I send our thoughts and prayers to his family and to fans around the world who will miss his distinctive voice." Governor Bill Haslam

"Well, heaven better get ready for some great country music. While George was known for his wild and crazy days, I've known him for 25 years as a friend. He had grown into a real good man. Of course, he will always be the greatest singer and interpreter of real country music – there'll never be another. Like the song says, ‘You know this old world is full of singers, but just a few are chosen to tear your heart out when they sing. Imagine life without them…Who's gonna fill their shoes.'" Country artist Alan Jackson


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"RIP in George Jones THANK YOU for everything!!" Country artist George Strait

"RIP George Jones. Thank you for everything you've given us." Musician Uncle Kracker

"I can't believe we've lost George Jones. One of the best singers ever, period. Country music will miss you forever... God bless his family." Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts

"Sad day in Country music. We've lost another piece of history. @gjpossum was not only a good singer, but a good friend. He will be missed!" country artist Hank Williams Jr.

"My heartfelt prayers go out the family, friends and fans of George Jones." Musician Bret Michaels

"Country music lost a great one today! @gjpossum will be missed..." Country artist Lee Brice

"My heart goes out to Nancy and the family. I'm gonna miss him." Country artist Mark Chesnutt

"Very sad farewell to George Jones. Deepest sympathies to Nancy and the family." Country artist Clint Black

"Blessed 2 have worked with heroes like Conway, Cash & @gjpossum. Their star burns so bright. When it goes out, there's a void in our hearts." Musician Lee Greenwood

"THE Country Music singer of all time. The words 'Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes' has never been more true than today." Country artist Ricky Skaggs

"Such a sad say today. We lost one of the greatest country singers to ever live. Rest in peace George." Country duo Thompson Square

"We're very saddened to hear of the death of our amazing friend George Jones." Country group Alabama

"Nothing to say except George Jones will be missed. He was an incredible soul, inspiration, friend. Greatest singer of all time." Country artist Shooter Jennings

"There will never be another George Jones. You are and always will be country music. Rest in peace." Country group Little Big Town

"I am so saddened by the news of George Jones' passing.I will always treasure our times together." Country artist Tracy Lawrence

"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." Musician Clay Aiken

"The world may have lost the greatest country singer that ever lived." Country artist Merle Haggard

"Sad morning losing the great George Jones. He will always be one of the most amazing singers who ever lived." Singer Kenny Rogers

"My heart is absolutely broken. George Jones was my all time favorite singer." Country artist Dolly Parton

"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." Country artist Billy Ray Cyrus

"George. You will be deeply missed. Thanks for the beautiful memories." Country artist Luke Bryan

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