OFFSTAGE: Country Stars Tweet (and Retweet) Their Love for Steve Jobs

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Sometimes a tweet is just so good, you can’t really top it, so you just retweet it. (Which is like saying, “I agree with what he/she said so much that I want to share that sentiment with you.”) And my favorite retweet of the day after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ tragic death was from Jake Owen, who RT’ed this: “iCare. RIP Steve Jobs.” But other country artists had their own thoughts to share about the man behind Apple and iTunes and every other hip technology we’d never even dreamed of but now rely on every day. Brad Paisley wrote, “Thanks for your gifts to the world, Steve Jobs. You left it a better place” and “I am glad I get to live in the world Steve Jobs enhanced.” Taylor Swift, who was an early adopter of iPhone technology, said, “I never met Steve Jobs, but I always wanted to. What a tragic loss. I can’t believe it. About to call my family and tell them I love them.” And Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts tweeted, “Steve Jobs passed away. Sad loss, but his legacy will live forever. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends at this time.” But, honestly, it was a little tweet from Miley Cyrus that captured what I’d been thinking since he died. “Thank you for connecting all of us Mr. Jobs,” she wrote. (She also retweeted her dad Billy Ray Cyrus’ kind words about Jobs: “What the mind of man can conceive and believe… it can achieve. Great work Steve Jobs !!! Couldn’t Tweet Without ya. Rest In Peace.”)

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