A number of country stars shared their shock and grief on Twitter over the death of Prince:
• Brad Paisley: Oh no. No no no. Not another! So sad. Rest in peace Prince.
• Darius Rucker: Once again Heaven’s band just got even more incredible. One of my absolute idols #Prince. Thank u for showing me what true GREATNESS is!
• Blake Shelton: Dang it… Truly hate hearing we lost Prince. Sad day..
• Zac Brown Band: Already a bad year for losing musical legends. Gigantic kick to crotch to lose Prince so young. So sad.
• Brett Eldredge: Damn…lost a legend…thank you Prince for always reminding me to party like 1999
• Shania Twain: Sad beyond words that Prince is gone. To me he was one of the greatest music heroes – a true genius. There will never be another Prince.
• Jennifer Nettles: RIP beautiful, genius of a man.
Check out Darius’s live version of “Purple Rain.”