David Bowie may have been a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, but his music and legacy inspired artists in multiple genres, and country is no exception.
Bowie passed away on Sunday (Jan. 10) after a private 18-month battle with cancer. The news was first announced on Bowie's Facebook page on Sunday night.
When the country music community learned the news, everyone was understandably devastated. Many artists took to social media to express their sadness over Bowie's death.
"So sad to hear about the loss of #DavidBowie," wrote Billy Ray Cyrus. "He was a legend and a major influence on me."
Many country artists expressed their feelings by quoting the lyrics to some of Bowie's greatest songs or sharing pictures of him in tribute.
Some changes are easier than others. R.I.P David. - KU— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) January 11, 2016
"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I know it won't be boring." RIP Bowie— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) January 11, 2016
There's no doubting the impact Bowie made on the music industry as a whole. He will be dearly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bowie's family and loved ones during this sad time.
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