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Country stars are sharing their remembrances of blues legend B.B. King, who died Thursday at the age of 89 after years of ill health. Here’s a round-up of their reactions:

Brad Paisley: “Sad to hear B.B. King has left us. I loved collaborating with him, loved his music, & his spirit. He changed music forever. God bless him.”

Lee Brice: “B.B. King. My heart just broke into a million pieces. Not enough space to describe my feelings of the man. Legend, pure, real, teacher.”

The Band Perry: “RIP #BBKing… One of the true greats.”

Frankie Ballard: “The thrill most certainly is gone…The King of the Blues has gone home. Lucille is without her man.”

Chris Young: “Rest in Peace B.B.King… Met him in a hotel lobby in New York when I was 16. So much great music and such a kind man.”

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