Several Country Stars Share Eddie Van Halen Tributes

Several Country Stars Share Eddie Van Halen Tributes

The passing of legendary guitarist and Van Halen co-founder Eddie Van Halen Tuesday was felt by musicians across the world, including those in country music.

Several country stars shared tributes following news of the famed musician’s death:

Kenny Chesney

I am devastated at the news of the passing of my friend Eddie Van Halen. He was a friend and a hero to anyone who has…

Posted by Kenny Chesney on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Keith Urban


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Just heard the news of Eddie Van Halen’s passing ….. this hit me hard. There are lots of great guitar players in the world, but very VERY few true innovators. Players who seem to have arrived from a far distant planet , and who bring a completely new color to the rainbow. Eddie Van Halen was this and so much more. Even without the finger tapping, you had a player with extraordinary touch, tone, and a rhythmic pocket and bounce that floated like Ali in the ring. He was a master of complex solos that spoke to non musicians…THAT IS HARD TO DO. The reason was the exquisite melody in his heart, and the joy in his soul of playing FOR people – and it came through like a ray of sun we ALL felt. I say a prayer today for his family and friends. – and from players like me , all over the world who never got to meet him, I say THANK YOU EDDIE. WE LOVE YOU !!!!!!!

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Brad Paisley

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