Country Artists React To Aretha Franklin's Death

Posted at 10:38 AM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 11:41:08-04

Several Country artists have taken to social media to honor the Queen of Soul after her passing Thursday morning. 

Aretha Franklin died at her home in Detroit at the age of 76. 

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Born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Detroit, Franklin grew up singing in her father's church. Her powerful voice shot her to the top of the R&B charts in the 1960s, with memorable singles "Respect," "Chain of Fools" and "I Say A Little Prayer."

Tributes began pouring in immediately, with many Nashville artists tweeting their condolences. 

Reba McEntire said Franklin was one of her biggest influences and tweeted a video of her singing, "Respect." 

Shania Twain also tweeted a video of her singing "Natural Woman" with the music icon. 0000000

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