Country & Rock Artists React To Death Of ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill

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Dusty Hill, bassist in the Texas blues/rock group ZZ Top died on July 28 at the age of 72. His representative confirmed the news with Rolling Stone.

Hill’s bandmates, Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill, released a statement about his passing on ZZ Top’s social media pages:

We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX,” the statement read. “We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’ You will be missed greatly, amigo. Frank & Billy


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Many members of the music world joined Gibbons and Beard in mourning Hill’s death.

Although ZZ Top is known as a rock band, their music has influenced artists of all genres, especially country. That’s why a number of country artists joined famous rock stars in paying tribute to Hill after learning about his passing.

Look below to see how some of the biggest names in country and rock music reacted to Hill’s sudden death.

Jamey Johnson


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Ozzy Osbourne

Travis Tritt

Georgette Jones

The Marshall Tucker Band

Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Charlie Daniels Jr.

Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

David Coverdale of Whitesnake

Blackberry Smoke


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The Oak Ridge Boys


Brian May of Queen


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Mark Chesnutt


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The Allman Brothers Band

Brooks & Dunn

We too, join all of these artists in mourning Hill’s death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones, friends, and bandmates during this sad time.

May Hill rest in peace.