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    Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:51:04

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    • George Jones - NASHVILLE, TN - JULY 22: Recording Artist Sammy Kershaw and CMA's Tiffany Kerns attend Sammy Kershaw's 'Do You Know Me? A Tribute To George Jones' Album Release Party at CMA Office on July 22, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • George Jones - NASHVILLE, TN - JULY 22: Recording Artist Sammy Kershaw and CMA's Tiffany Kerns attend Sammy Kershaw's 'Do You Know Me? A Tribute To George Jones' Album Release Party at CMA Office on July 22, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • George Jones - NASHVILLE, TN - JULY 22: Country Music Hall of Fame member/songwriter Bobby Braddock and Recording Artist Sammy Kershaw attend Sammy Kershaw's 'Do You Know Me? A Tribute To George Jones' Album Release Party at CMA Office on July 22, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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    It is with a heavy heart that we report that Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member and Kennedy Center Honoree George Glenn Jones died today, Friday, April 26, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Jones was 81.

    Tweets were fast this morning from many in and out of the Nashville scene, and the following just scratch the surface: Merle Haggard tweeted: 'The world may have lost the greatest country singer that ever lived.'

    From Aaron Lewis offered: 'Sad to hear of the passing of one of the all-time greats, George Jones. It was an honor to have him on "Country Boy" RIP, Possum. - AL'

    Superstar Dolly Parton said: '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 the rest of his family.'

    Carrie Underwood tweeted: 'Happy memory of me and George. You may have left us, but your music and your legacy never will. #Legend'

    Carrie also tweeted this nice pic:



    Brad Paisley said this: '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.'

    Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and The Nightwatchman said: 'RIP country titan George Jones. Raw honest music.'

    Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland tweeted: 'I'll never forget the first time I heard the story in "He Stopped Loving Her Today". RIP George Jones. Country Legend. U will be missed.'

    Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe and Sixx: A.M. said simply: 'RIP George Jones. What a huge loss to music.'

    ...and from George's own twitter account: 'You can share your love, prayers and memories with Nancy at thelegend@georgejones.com'

    Enjoy some George Jones today:








    Rest in Peace, George, rest in peace...

    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.26.13



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