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:
Sincere condolences to the family of Jim Ed Brown
We’re gonna miss you Buddy
Rest in peace
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) June 12, 2015
I met Jim Ed Brown at a concert of his in a small Missouri town when I was 9yrs old. I was lucky to share the stage with such a gentleman.
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) June 12, 2015
I sit in Houston tonight mourning the loss of my pal, Jim Ed Brown. He was always the consummate pro, always so… http://t.co/HjiNR6O0G7
— Steve Wariner (@stevewariner) June 12, 2015
I have just lost a great friend and the world has lost a great voice. Thanks for all the memories Jim Ed Brown. pic.twitter.com/qLGxD1cayd
— TG Sheppard (@TGSheppardmusic) June 12, 2015