News of Joey Feek's death on Friday (March 4) spread quickly through the country music community. Country stars and fans had been following the Joey + Rory singer's story for the past few months, and it's clear that her courageous battle with cancer had affected so many, as stars from the Oak Ridge Boys to Carrie Underwood used their social media channels to offer their prayers and condolences.

"There's never been a more courageous battle or inspiring example," writes Brad Paisley. "Heaven awaits."

Adds Hillary Scott in a touching Instagram post, "I remember your kind spirit and warm eyes ... I can honestly say I'm a better wife and mother because of you. Above that, my relationship with the Lord has deepened."

Artists' messages mused on everything from Feek's faith to the beautiful music she made with her husband Rory, from her kind, loving demeanor to her incredible bravery and courage. Click through the photo gallery above to read them.

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