As the sad news of Whitney Houston’s death Saturday in Beverly Hills, Calif., spread over the Internet, several musical talents with Oklahoma ties paid tribute to the former superstar on Twitter and Facebook:
Greyson Chance, Edmond-based singer/songwriter/pianist (on Twitter @GreysonChance):
RIP Whitney Houston. So devastating..she was a true performer. #Legend
Reba McEntire, superstar singer/actress who hails from Chockie (on Twitter @Reba):
Rest in peace, Whitney. (on Saturday)
I do think the Grammys tonight will be a wonderful way to celebrate Whitney’s career while paying tribute to her. (on Sunday before presenting at the Grammys)
Drummer Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon, who have Oklahoma City and Talihina ties (on Twitter @doctorfollowill):
RIP Whitney Houston. So sad.
Drummer Zac Hanson of Tulsa-based trio Hanson (on Twitter at @hansonmusic)
So sad to hear that #whitneyhouston has passed away. What a great voice. Sad day for music. -Z
Charlie Wilson, Tulsa-born R&B star (on Facebook):
Whitney Houston’s voice touched so many generations and lived in the hearts of her fans like a true legend. Her music will continue to live with us for countless generations and she will be truly missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing such a beautiful women. You left us too soon.
Country singer Bryan White, who was born in Lawton and raised in Oklahoma City (on Facebook):
Completely moved and deeply saddened at the loss of one of the most iconic voices in modern music. Whitney, you will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Blessings on your family …
Matt Stansberry, Edmond-based singer-songwriter (on Facebook):
So sad to hear about Whitney Houston. I was in LA staying at the same hotel and saw her just yesterday afternoon. So very very sad. I know they will honor her tonight at Clive Davis’s party and Sunday at the Grammys. We lost a legend.