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    George Jones Dies at 81: Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and More Stars Remember Country Legend

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    George Jones brought a lot to country music throughout his illustrious career.

    And when the 81-year-old passed away Friday, his loss was immediately felt. Carrie Underwood tweeted a sweet photo of herself and Jones, writing, "Happy memory of me and George. You may have left us, but your music and your legacy never will. #Legend."

    Garth Brooks told Tulsa World in a statement: "The greatest voice to ever grace country music will never die. Jones has a place in every heart that ever loved any kind of music."

    See what more celebs had to say about the legendary singer.

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    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!!!!! –KU

    Brad Paisley: 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.

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    Jennifer Nettles 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.

    Bo Bice: George Jones passed away this morning. We will miss ya Possum. There will never be another!! Make them angels weep up there GJ.

    Sheryl Crow Such a sad day... May you Rest in Peace George Jones.

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    Dierks Bentley: nancy and @gjpossum had a beautiful marriage and special relationship. love you nancy. long live the possum. gonna miss my buddy. real sad.

    Rob Thomas: R.I.P. to a true country/american legend, George Jones. thanx for the music.

    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

    Trace Adkins George Jones was my friend, and I loved him. Trace Adkins

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