Andy Griffith Dies: Brad Paisley, Scotty McCreery + More React on Twitter
The death of Andy Griffith did not go without notice in Nashville. Over a dozen of country music's top stars tweeted a prayer on behalf of 'The Andy Griffith Show' actor's family, or simply took a moment to reflect on his influence. Griffith embodied the strong character that country fans strive for, and artists like Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, Darryl Worley, the Band Perry and Scotty McCreery were moved to pay him respect.
Perhaps no one in country music had a closer relationship to Griffith in recent years than Brad Paisley. The much-loved entertainer starred in Paisley's 2008 video for 'Waitin' on a Woman,' giving the two an opportunity to become friends. The country singer leads off this short list of moving tweets.
Andy Griffith entertained the world. He improved our lives, and I was so proud to work with him call him a friend. Love you Andy. Go rest.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) July 3, 2012
RIP Andy Griffith.. We lost a legend today that provided me and my family some great quality time around the tv filled with some good laughs — Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery) July 3, 2012
Heaven gained a talented man today. Mr. Andy Griffith, thanks for giving me amazing memories with my family growing up watching your show!
— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) July 3, 2012
Andy Griffith made so many memories for multiple generations... R.I.P. — ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) July 3, 2012
Rest In Peace Andy Griffith. Praying for his family, friends and fans.
— Rodney Atkins (@RodneyAtkins) July 3, 2012
We'll miss you, Andy Griffith...thank you for all the laughs and memories. — The Band Perry (@thebandperry) July 3, 2012