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As the news started to sink in that Jerry Jeff Walker had died on Friday (October 23) at 78, singers and songwriters — from Nashville to Texas and everywhere in between — who were inspired by him turned to social media to share their memories of the late country legend.

“She Knows Her Daddy Sings” was one of the songs I used to play for my girls when they were little. Thinking back on those days today….and missing you, Jerry Jeff Walker. Thank you for the songs.

— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) October 24, 2020

Thank you Jerry Jeff for making music that made us love, smile, and feel inspired.

My deepest condolences go out to his family; you are in our prayers.

— Cody Johnson (@codyjohnson) October 24, 2020

blastin Jerry Jeff Walker records while cookin dinner tonight. ride high wild one

— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) October 24, 2020

Jerry Jeff Walker died yesterday. He was an absolute treasure in my life & a real hero.

Every time you have ever seen me jump off some kind of cliff on stage like a teenage kid on a BMX bike and you thought, WTF is he trying to do… & then we nail the landing! Jerry Jeff Walker!

— Jack Ingram (@JackIngram) October 24, 2020

In such a hurtful moment, I have to say, that I am SO happy that he drove me to Key West. That lanky frame, cowboy hat, that energy, voice, those songs, wry wit and wonderful laugh will be with me forever. Thank you Jerry Jeff. Love to Susan, Jessie and Django.

— Jimmy Buffett (@jimmybuffett) October 24, 2020

I’ll never forget my buddy Django Walker a couple years walking up to me and saying “hey man I want you to meet my dad” and there he was, Jerry Jeff. I was so taken back that the man himself was right there. A true legend. Listened to him for my whole life. RIP to a true legend.

— Parker McCollum (@ParkerMcCollum) October 24, 2020

One day I’d like to be an old man who dances onstage like John Prine and Jerry Jeff Walker.

— Jason IsBOO (@JasonIsbell) October 24, 2020

Me and @amandashires were backing up @ToddSnider one night in Austin and Jerry Jeff jumped up and did Mr Bojangles with us, and he took his shoes off when got onstage so he could dance. #RIPJerryJeff

— Jason IsBOO (@JasonIsbell) October 24, 2020

— ATMOSPHERELESS ™️ (@amandashires) October 24, 2020

Dayum. RIP Jerry Jeff. We gonna get Wacko in Waco tomorrow for ya legend

— Randall King (@RandallKingBand) October 24, 2020

His voice is in my bones.

I feel like part of my teenagerhood is gone. RIP #JerryJeffWalker

— Gretchen Peters (@gretchenpeters) October 24, 2020

Alison makes her living loving country music. She’s based in Chicago, but she’s always leaving her heart in Nashville.