Nashville, Tenn. (July 29, 2021) — Iconic country rock band ALABAMA today released the following statements regarding the passing of ZZ Top‘s Dusty Hill:

“We loved ZZ Top. We grew up playing all of their songs when we first started performing. Their music was the most requested when we played for tips at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.” -Jeff Cook, ALABAMA

“Dusty Hill was one of my idols and I learned a lot about playing bass by watching and listening to him. May God Bless Dusty Hill.”   -Teddy Gentry, ALABAMA

“We have lost another legendary musician and songwriter. It’s a sad day in the world of music. The Dusty Hill undeniable bass sound will greatly be missed.” -Randy Owen, ALABAMA

Hill passed away on Tuesday, July 27, at his home in Houston, Texas. He was 72. 

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