As news of the death of music legend Prince reverberated throughout the country and the world, a slew of country artists headed to their social media pages on April 21 to share their shock and sadness surrounding the artist’s sudden passing.
In fact, it took just minutes for country artists such as Keith Urban and Blake Shelton to express their feelings over the loss of one of music’s greatest, with perhaps Kristian Bush saying it best with the words, “We have lost a great creator.”
Dang it… Truly hate hearing we lost Prince. Sad day..
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 21, 2016
Just heard about Prince ….can't believe it ……. – KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) April 21, 2016
— Love and Theft (@loveandtheft) April 21, 2016
I'm stunned & so saddened to hear about the passing of Prince. He changed it all!!!! The true definition of talent!! pic.twitter.com/Ni17GvPu67
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) April 21, 2016
I am sad. We have lost a great creator. RIP and Godspeed #Prince. Thank you for teaching me how to play.
— Kristian Bush (@kristianbush) April 21, 2016
My condolences to all the family and friends of the artist known as Prince. One of the greatest talents ever! #RIPPrince
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) April 21, 2016
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) April 21, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with Prince’s family, friends and fans.