Country Stars Grieve Basketball Great Kobe Bryant

The NBA icon died Sunday (January 26) in a helicopter crash.

Written by Chris Parton
Country Stars Grieve Basketball Great Kobe Bryant
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 15: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the Miami Heat on January 15, 2007 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

As shock waves of disbelief continue to ripple across the globe, country stars have joined the chorus of sadness and grief over NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s untimely passing.

The five-time champion and 41-year-old father of four passed away Sunday (January 26) in a California helicopter crash with his teenaged daughter, Gianna, and seven others, and the loss has highlighted just how much the perennial all star meant to public figures of all stripes. Questions about the accident remain, but Bryant’s enduring legacy is all but certain.

From Jason Aldean and Keith Urban to Taylor Swift and more, here are just a handful of the posts shared by artists in the country music community.