Tributes continue to pour in for country music legend GEORGE JONES following his death on Friday (26Apr13).
Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton and Sheryl Crow were among the first country stars to offer their thoughts about the icon's passing, and now Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley have added their respects to the He Stopped Loving Her Today singer.
Underwood posted a snapshot of her posing with Jones on a motorbike and wrote, "Happy memory of me and George. You may have left us, but your music and your legacy never will," while her longtime pal and former tour mate Paisley added, "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."
As the music world mourned Jones' death, country stars like Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Alan Jackson also remembered the singer, with Jackson tweeting, "Heaven better get ready for George Jones. He will always be the greatest singer of real country music - there'll never be another."
Meanwhile, Jason Aldean offered, "So sad to hear about the passing of George Jones today. Country music has lost one of our pioneers and legendary icons. You will never be forgotten." And Sugarland star Jennifer Nettles added, "'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."
Other tributes came from Joe Nichols, Bo Bice, Clay Walker and Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill.
Jones, who died in Nashville, Tennessee, was known as "the greatest voice in country music". He was preparing to bow out of seven decades as an entertainer with a series of final shows at the time of his death.
A final Nashville concert in November (13) was scheduled to feature Keith Richards, Garth Brooks, Kid Rock and Kenny Rogers.