Kings Of Leon, Tom Morello, Dolly Parton pay tribute to late country legend George Jones

Jones passed away in Nashville at the age of 81 earlier today (April 26)

Kings Of Leon, Tom Morello, Dolly Parton pay tribute to late country legend George Jones
Kings Of Leon and Dolly Parton are amongst the artists who have paid tribute to country music legend George Jones, who passed away earlier today (April 26) in Nashville at the age of 81.

Texas born Jones was hospitalised last week with a fever and irregular blood pressure, reports Rolling Stone.

Jones rose to fame in the 1950s with his emotive brand of country and western music. He was a key inspiration to the likes of Gram Parsons in the 1960s. In 1969 Jones married fellow country singer Tammy Wynette, divorcing in 1975. Jones is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy Jones.

Nathan Followill, Kings Of Leon's drummer, referred to Jones' nickname, The Possum, and tweeted a tribute to the man famous for such songs as 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' and 'She Thinks I Still Care':



Meanwhile, Dolly Parton wrote on Facebook: "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."

Other tributes came from the world of music, including from fellow country great Merle Haggard, who commented:



Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello wrote:



Whilst Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx said:



Country star Kenny Rogers wrote:



Nashville based alt.country artist Caitlin Rose said:




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