America lost an icon on Friday (September 18) with the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Many stars in the country music industry reflected upon the life and the legacy Ginsburg left behind.
The Supreme Court of the United States announced the news in a statement, stating the Justice died due to complications from pancreatic cancer. The SCOTUS confirmed she was surrounded by family at the time of her death.
Maren Morris was one of the first country artists to honor the late RBG with a symbolic Instagram post that featured an older photograph of her time as a lawyer.
“The real O.G. of law and order. RIP RBG,” Morris wrote with a broken heart and scales emoji.
Brandi Carlile added her condolences on social media, posting a black-and-white portrait of Ginsburg alongside one of her most famous quotes from her career.
“‘My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,'” Carlile wrote in honor of RBG.
Other stars within the country community or closely connected to the Nashville scene expressed their love and deepest thoughts about Ginsburg’s death. Reese Witherspoon acknowledged the gratitude she had for the Justice’s hard work and trailblazing nature.
“Thank you for fighting for us. May your legacy be our motivation to be actively in pursuit of true justice for all. Rest in Power // Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” she said in her digital dedication.
Former Nashville star Connie Britton chimed in with the remembrance by saying, “Devastated. Grateful. I know for a fact that my life as a woman and an American is better because of her work and brilliance. #RIPRBG.”
Ginsburg was appointed to the nation’s highest court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. RBG was an advocated for many debated topics, including women’s rights and the LGBTQ+ community.
She died at the age of 87.