Country Stars React to Aretha Franklin's Death

"Glory, glory, glory to the Almighty! The choir of angels now have the greatest voice of all time to lead, praise and join in to sing before Jesus. I wanted to share this photo because it shows just how soulful Aretha was without uttering a word. To say I was humbled to be in her presence would be an understatement." – Faith Hill

"She could hit every note, but the greatest gift was that you felt every word. Truly the Queen. Rest peacefully, Aretha." – Lady Antebellum

"Whether it was Gospel, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Pop, or Civil Rights, Aretha Franklin was the greatest gift and the voice of a generation. She could turn any song into a hymn. She will be greatly missed here on earth, but that band in heaven just got our angel. Rest in peace Aretha." – Willie Nelson

"We lost one of the most important all time greats today. My love goes out to her family. Love you Aretha. That band in Heaven just got a lot better!" – Darius Rucker

"Rest in peace, sweet Aretha #QueenOfSoul. We loved you and your music oh so much. An absolute legend that can never be replaced!" – Rascal Flatts

"The queen of soul. There will never be another. So much love and respect from the McGraw family. A friend of mine told me once, "When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you’re gone, the world cries and you rejoice." – Tim McGraw

"An unbelievable woman and voice. It was an honor to meet and perform with the Queen of Soul. RIP Aretha Franklin." – Shania Twain

"If you’re feeling down about Aretha Franklin just think, the universe is billions of years old and we got to live at the same time as her. We’re the lucky ones." - Brothers Osborne

"This world needs women who are strong, independent, smart, talented, and fierce. That said, we lost one today. Even though we say “goodbye” to a legend, her legacy will live on and she will forever have our love and #RESPECT. Sing with angels, Aretha." - Carrie Underwood

"Aretha Franklin was the baddest female vocalist of all time. The pinnacle of emotional expression through voice. It was in her soul & blood. She was raised in the church & you could feel it in each note. She filled hearts & souls with her divine voice. God Bless her & may she RIP" - Zac Brown Band

"I'm one of the lucky ones to have seen Aretha perform in the very beginning of her career.  She was amazing then and just became greater through the years.  Talk about R.E.S.P.E.C.T., we have it for you, Aretha.  You will never be forgotten." - Dolly Parton

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