Jim Ed Brown's Death: Country Stars React

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Jim Ed Brown

Country great Jim Ed Brown is gone, but not forgotten.

The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, who was a member of the country music trio The Browns and a star of the Grand Ole Opry for more than a half-century, died Thursday at the age of 81. 

Jim Ed Brown, Country's Class Act Who Was Never Out of Style: An Appreciation

His passing has been noted by many of the leading figures of the country world, some of whom shared their thoughts and memories of Brown on social media.  

Read what Brown's friends and colleague are saying: