February 18th, 2013
12:07 PM ET
As Mindy McCready's fans are turning up her greatest hits in light of her apparent suicide, her peers in the industry are honoring her memory on Twitter.
Two "American Idol" alums, Carrie Underwood and Clay Aiken, have recalled the inspiration McCready gave them through her music.
"I grew up listening to Mindy McCready...so sad for her family tonight," Underwood tweeted. "Many prayers are going out to them..."
LeAnn Rimes, who tweeted that she knew McCready well, joined the chorus of mourners who had McCready's two young sons in mind.
"My heart goes out to Mindy McCready's family," Rimes said. "It's a horribl[e] tragedy. May peace be with her son[s]."
Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum echoed those sentiments with her tweet: "My heart is breaking hearing of the loss of Mindy McCready. Pray for her 2 precious little boys...may God's peace & protection be on them!"
"Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her 2 boys and her family," country star Jason Aldean posted to his Twitter account Sunday night. "Really really sad to learn the news about Mindy McCready. I will pray for her children and I hope that people are gentle with her memory," added Chely Wright.
"Oh my! Mindy. Dear sweet girl. This is so sad. It just breaks my heart what addiction continues to take from this life," Judd tweeted, later adding that she will "always be reminded of how what happened to Mindy could have easily happened to me. I thank ALL [m]y family, friends & fans, for continuing to affirm me & support me in this life. It is precious, & becoming more so each & every day we [h]ave here in Earth. Tell someone you love them."
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