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Posted: September 11, 2017

Music City Minute: A Sad Time for Country Music 

Reactions began pouring in on social media on Friday after the news broke that country music world had lost both Don Williams and Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry. Here's what some of their fellow country stars reacted to the incredibly sad news:

 

Blake Shelton‏: Found this picture of me and my old friend Troy a few days ago.. I am heart broken. Also just hearing about the passing of Don Williams.. terrible day.

 

Brad Paisley‏: God bless you Troy Gentry. Heartbroken and in disbelief.

 

Rascal Flatts‏: Shocked and saddened by the sudden, tragic loss of Troy today. He was a friend and a good man. Prayers go out to his precious family.

 

Chris Young: And Don Williams has passed... what a legend... this is truly a sad day for country music #RIP

 

Jason Aldean‏: RIP "T-Roy" #MontgomeryGentry

 

Lee Brice‏: The world changed today. Country music lost both a Friend and a Hero. Troy Gentry and Don Williams, you both will be dearly missed..

 

Brothers Osborne‏: So tragic. Met him a few times and he was so kind and welcoming. Great singer and even better person. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

 

William Michael Morgan‏: Only met Troy once. He couldn't have been any nicer. So sad! Prayers for his family, Eddie, & all his fans!

 

It was a long weekend for Kenny Chesney he revealed that his home on the island of St John in U.S. Virgin Islands was destroyed during Hurricane Irma. Kenny says more than 20 people and 10 dogs were sheltering in his home at the time the hurricane hit, but thankfully everyone is okay. He says they thought that since the home was made out of structurally sound materials like stone and concrete it would make a good shelter, but the strength of Irma was too great. Despite the home's windows being tested to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour, Kenny says all of them were blown out in the storm. 

 

After hearing about the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean islands, Kenny Chesney immediately started a foundation where people can donate funds to help those affected by the storm. The new foundation will be called "Love For Love City," a reference to the nickname of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands where he owns a home. Kenny promised that a "musical connection" to help raise money was also in the works. 


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