Travis Tritt Mourns the Loss of ‘Legendary Musician and All Around Great Dude’ Dusty Hill of ZZ Top

by Chris Haney

The tributes from fans and fellow musicians alike continue to pour in for ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill who passed away on Wednesday. Country music legend Travis Tritt added his own thoughts and condolences on Twitter tonight.

Like countless others, Tritt paid his respects to Hill who died earlier today on July 28th. He shared an old black and white photo of the pair posing together for the camera. Tritt has his trademark mullet flowing and Hill has his signature long beard per usual. The country star also added a heartfelt message for Hill’s family, friends and fans.

“Very sad to hear of the passing of @zztop bass player and co-lead singer Dusty Hill. Legendary musician and all around great dude that has gone too soon! He will be sorely missed. Deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans. #RIPDustyHill,” Tritt wrote on Twitter.

Ozzy Osbourne Pays Tribute to ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill After His Passing

Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne made sure to pay his respects to ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill as well today when he heard the sad news. The Black Sabbath frontman shared his own touching tribute to Hill on Twitter.

Ozzy couldn’t help but think of ZZ Tops’s other two members, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard. He passed along his thoughts to the pair. Additionally, Osbourne said his thoughts are with “all the ZZ Top fans around the world.”

The rock icon also shared a couple of throwback photos of himself and Dusty Hill. The pictures date back to the 2007 VH1 Rock Honors in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event honored both ZZ Top and Ozzy Osbourne, and also included two more bands – Genesis and Heart. VH1 Rock Honors celebrated all three bands and Osbourne’s work in the genre for their influence on rock music.

John Fogerty Pens Heartfelt Message to Dusty Hill After Performing With Him One Week Ago

Another iconic rock star who recently performed in concert with Dusty Hill and ZZ Top shared a touching message after hearing of his death. Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty was just on stage with Hill last week. Little did he know it would be the last time he saw or played music with his friend.

“We are devastated to hear about Dusty’s passing,” Fogerty wrote on Twitter. “We were so blessed to share the stage with the great Dusty and ZZ Top many times, and if that wasn’t Rock and Roll heaven, I don’t know what is. The show we did together just last week would be his last. So heartbreaking.”

“What a loss. We love you Dusty and @ZZTop,” he added.

The rock icons have toured together before. In 2018, ZZ Top hit the road with Fogerty on the “BLUES AND BAYOUS TOUR.” The musicians reunited this summer for more shows, but no one could’ve known they’d be the last of Dusty Hill’s more than 50-year career with his legendary band.