Stars in the music industry are expressing their condolences and sharing fond memories of country legend George Jones.
Jones died on Friday in Nashville, Tenn., at the age of 81. He had beenafter suffering from irregular blood pressure and a fever.
His song from 1980, "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has become one of country music's most signature hits. Jones influenced several generations of performers and is considered by many in the industry to be one of the greatest.
"He had a voice that was the truth, raw and unfiltered," singer Kenny Chesney said of Jones. The two artists had previously worked together on "Small Y'all," a track on Chesney's 2010 album, "Hemingway's Whiskey."
Several well-known names took to Twitter following word of Jones' death, including Carrie Underwood, who shared this photo:
Such a sad day... May you Rest in Peace George Jones. @gjpossum— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) April 26, 2013
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.— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) April 26, 2013
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.— Jason_Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) April 26, 2013
Rest In Peace George Jones!!! -KU smarturl.it/UrbanChat51— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) April 26, 2013
My heart is absolutely broken. George Jones was my all time favorite singer... bit.ly/11q34Ev— Dolly Parton (@Dolly_Parton) April 26, 2013
We lost one of the best voices God created this morning. Our hearts are saddened to hear that George Jones has passed away...— Faith Hill (@FaithHill) April 26, 2013
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— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) April 26, 2013
Gone ...... George Jones .....man he was country music— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) April 26, 2013