Thank you for your many kind messages tonight regarding the passing of my good friend and longtime singing partner, Jan Howard. She was a true artist, a wonderful singer, a talented writer, and, above all, a gracious lady, We knew each other for over sixty years and rode a whole bunch of rivers together. Some were smooth, some were rocky, but with Jan I can assure you that none were ever dull. I’m told she died peacefully in her sleep and I’m glad she didn’t suffer. Rest peacefully, J.B., and know that like our song says, “I’ll never once stop loving you.” Star.