Country music’s biggest stars have been saddened at the passing of the legendary George Jones.
Carrie Underwood tweeted: “Happy memory of me and George. You may have left us, but your music and your legacy never will.”
Keith Urban tweeted: “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 wrote: Gone ...... George Jones .....man he was country music and his wife Faith Hill said: “We lost one of the best voices God created this morning. Our hearts are saddened to hear that George Jones has passed away...”
Blake Shelton tweeted: “Really REALLY bad news. We've lost a country music legend. And I've lost a hero and a friend. Goodbye George Jones...”
Long-time Jones friend, Alan Jackson, summed up country music’s feelings at the loss of an icon. He tweeted: “Heaven better get ready for George Jones. He will always be the greatest singer of real country music – there’ll never be another.”