Former First Lady Barbara Bush made quite an impression on some of Country music's stars who made statements about her upon hearing news of her death on Tuesday (April 17th) at the age of 92.
Here are some of their reactions:
Faith Hill: “I had the opportunity to meet former First Lady Barbara Bush at a charity event in Houston a couple of years ago. From my heart, I can honestly say it was, and will remain, one of the greatest moments of my life. May we all take the time to read as much as we can to learn about her many contributions. To honor this extraordinary woman and in honor of the entire Bush family, I, along with my family, pledge to never forget that love, authenticity and truth DO matter and can change lives.”
Reba McEntire: “Mrs. Barbara Bush was one-of-a-kind. I was so honored the day she called me 'Dearie.' I learned so much from her. Mainly to enjoy life, and spend more time with your family and friends. Mrs. Bush, I will miss you so much, my friend. Happy trails to you, till we meet again. Love, Reba”
Brad Paisley: “This nation owes this woman a huge debt for her wisdom, guidance, and love. Rest In peace my friend. What an incredible & inspiring life you lived Barbara Bush. Thank you for your friendship and so many memories. #alifewelllived”
Tanya Tucker: “What a beautiful, classic lady Barbara Bush was. I remember standing with her on the White House lawn seeing off the President in the presidential helicopter going to Camp David. She reminded me so much of my own mother with her soft spoken strength and graciousness. It was clear to see how much the President loved and leaned on her. I feel so blessed to have met her and spent a little time with her. All my thoughts of love to the entire Bush family.”
Naomi Judd: “I first met Barbara Bush doing literacy events. We hit it off and I was even invited to their private living area in the White House. I was always surprised at her bodacious, 'tell it like it is' personality. She loved her husband and sons fiercely. She will be missed.”
Brenda Lee: “We've lost an American treasure. It was my honor and my privilege to have known the 41st President of the United States of America and his beautiful wife. She brought dignity, class, integrity and beauty to a world that can always use those traits. Our world will miss you.”