Billy Ray Cyrus: "I'm stunned and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend George Jones.The very definition of a legend. Thoughts and prayers."
LeAnn Rimes Cibrian: "?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."
Martina McBride: "So sad to hear about George Jones . His voice and music will be with us forever. Thoughts go out to all his family, friends and fans."
Trace Adkins: "?George Jones was my friend, and I loved him."
Sara Evans: "So saddened to hear of George Jones' passing. He was an idol of mine and a true legend! One of the best voices of all time. I will miss him."
Faith Hill: "We lost one of the best voices God created this morning. Our hearts are saddened to hear that George Jones has passed away..."
Merle Haggard: "The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen."
Dierks Bentley: "[Nancy and Jones] had a beautiful marriage and special relationship. love you nancy. long live the possum. gonna miss my buddy. real sad."
Sheryl Crow: "Such a sad day...May you Rest in Peace George Jones."
Blake Shelton: "Really REALLY bad news. We've lost a country music legend. And I've lost a hero and a friend. Goodbye George Jones ..."
Keith Urban: "If I'm blessed enough to make it there, I look forward to you giving me the grand tour. Rest in peace George Jones!!!!!"
Charlie Daniels: "Rest in peace George Jones There will never be another one like you and we'll miss you a bunch buddy."
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow: "Two-time Grammy winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient George Jones was a true icon of country music. From honky-tonk tunes to country ballads, he recorded numerous hits over his legendary half-century career, including "White Lightning," "Still Doin' Time" and the enduring classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," which is considered one of the most revered songs of the genre. The music community has lost a gifted and cherished artist. His legacy will continue to be celebrated for generations to come, and our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to his family, his friends and all of his fans who were lifted and inspired by his music."