Zac Brown Band is one of the many artists devastated by the loss of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who was found dead Wednesday after an apparent suicide.
“Chris Cornell touched so many & we were fortunate to have worked w/ him," the band wrote on Twitter. "He was a true talent & gentleman. Our thoughts are with his family."
ZBB and Chris worked together on the 2015 song “Heavy is the Head,” that appeared on the group’s “Jekyll + Hyde” album. The song wound up getting play on rock radio and actually went to number one on the rock charts. Check out video of them performing the tune on “Saturday Night Live” to the right.
- Also remembering Cornell is Jason Aldean, who collaborated with the singer for a performance of Jason’s single "Just Gettin' Started" at the 2014 “CMT Artists of the Year” special. "I only got to work with Chris once, but he was a true rock star," Jason tells “Rolling Stone Country.” "He was a badass onstage and a class act off stage."
Other country stars have taken to social media with their thoughts on Cornell's passing. They include:
FollowBrothers Osborne ✔@brothersosborne
The world has lost one of the greatest rock singers of all time. This one stings. RIP Chris Cornell.8:18 AM - 18 May 2017
FollowChris Janson ✔@janson_chris
Chris Cornell......soundtrack to my adolescent rebellious teenage years. RIP.8:47 AM - 18 May 2017
FollowJake Owen ✔@jakeowen
One of my first albums as a 90s kid was @soundgarden. @chriscornell set an example to anyone how to be a rockstar. Sad Morning. RIP Chris.6:15 AM - 18 May 2017
FollowJennifer Nettles ✔@JenniferNettles
Chris Cornell had one of the most amazing voices in history. I am sad this morning to hear of his passing. Too young.6:00 AM - 18 May 2017
FollowDan Smyers ✔@dansmyers
The world just lost one of the greatest rock + roll voices. RIP @chriscornell.5:51 AM - 18 May 2017
FollowDavid Nail ✔@davidnail
Noooooo. One of the most unique voices ever! RT @cnnbrk: Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden ... http://tmi.me/1fiEAc3:14 AM - 18 May 2017
FollowKristian Bush ✔@kristianbush
Goodbye Chris Cornell. RIP.10:22 AM - 18 May 2017
FollowBilly Ray Cyrus ✔@billyraycyrus
Rest in peace @ChrisCornell. You are a true legend. The voice of a generation. Your music will live on forever.10:16 AM - 18 May 2017
Source: Rolling Stone