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Friday
Apr262013

Artists Mourn the Passing of Country Great George Jones

Webster PRCountry music legend George Jones died at the age of 81 on Friday in Nashville after being hospitalized April 18 with a fever and high blood pressure.  The singer/songwriter may have made his greatest impact on the country charts, but his voice and music influenced and inspired artists from many genres.  A wide variety of stars have taken to Twitter and other online outlets to pay tribute to Jones in the wake of his passing.

Poison frontman Bret Michaels posted a message on his official site, saying, "My heartfelt prayers go out the family, friends and fans of George Jones.  He will be missed by everyone and his influence on music can't be matched.  I grew up listening to his music, reminds me of my youth and camping trips with my parents."

Kenny Rogers took to Twitter to say, "Sad morning losing the great George Jones.  He will always be one of the most amazing singers who ever lived."

Dolly Parton wrote on her website, "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 [his wife] Nancy and the rest of his family."

Southern rock veteran Charlie Daniels tweeted, "Rest in peace George Jones.  There will never be another one like you and we'll miss you a bunch Buddy."

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx took to Twitter to write, "RIP George Jones.  What a huge loss to music."

Marie Osmond tweeted, "'He Stopped Loving Her Today' George Jones heart-tugger.  We'll NEVER stop loving you, George Jones."

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