A number of country stars shared their condolences and remembrances of John McCain after news broke the war hero and longtime senator passed away on Aug. 25 after battling cancer.
Below, read comments via social media from Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Oak Ridge Boys, Sara Evans, Brothers Osborne and more.
A true American Hero and patriot. We may not have agreed on everything but he’s a better man than I could hope to be. Such a needed voice right now. His voice still rings. #JohnMcCain pic.twitter.com/ar5FnhUr4e
— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) August 26, 2018
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 26, 2018
The Oak Ridge Boys are sorry for the loss of Senator McCain… He was always so very gracious to us whenever our paths have crossed. He seemed to always have a joke for us! We will remember him as a leader who spoke his mind and we will remember him for his service to America RIP
— The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) August 26, 2018
John McCain // “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it…I hate to leave it. But I don’t have a complaint. Not one. It’s been quite a ride.… https://t.co/87wR9AufJ3
— thompson square (@thompsonsquare) August 26, 2018
Sad to hear my friend Senator John McCain passed away. He and I spent many weeks together during his campaign, and I had the honor of getting to know him on a personal level. His service to our country was monumental. It was an honor to be his friend. #RIPJohnMcCain @MeghanMcCain
— John Rich (@johnrich) August 26, 2018
— Jerrod Niemann (@jrodfromoz) August 26, 2018
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) August 26, 2018
A few years ago I had the honor of meeting @SenJohnMcCain who was a true American patriot. His life and values should be an inspiration to us all. My thoughts are with @MeghanMcCain, @CindyMcCain and the whole McCain family. pic.twitter.com/p9jrwU6h8V
— Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic) August 26, 2018
America will forever be in gratitude and generations inspired by the life long dedicated service of John McCain. Comfort and prayers go out for the McCain family. pic.twitter.com/WYrqQZ9kZ8
— Big Kenny Alphin (@BigKennyTV) August 26, 2018
Stayed off the news all weekend to celebrate my birthday with friends and family. Caught up on world events this mornin’. Tragic #FloridaShootings and America lost a true hero, the honorable #JohnMcCain. #RIP the true definition of #SomeGaveAll.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) August 27, 2018
As fellow Marylanders who grew up 30 minutes from the U.S. Naval Academy, it’s an honor to have this man grace our beautiful home state. Rest well on the Severn River @SenJohnMcCain. https://t.co/BpAZOQhJXm
— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) August 26, 2018
photo by Jason Simanek