Tributes continue to pour in for Canadian folk, country legend Ian Tyson.

He passed away Thursday at the age of 89.

Brett Kissel says he'll cherish the moments he got to spend with Tyson and opening shows for him.

Corb Lund says Canada, and the world, has lost a legendary songwriter, performer and lifelong advocate for the romance and reality of the west. 

"His music and presence will be missed by myself and by many others," Lund says, adding, "I'll miss his friendship the most."

Paul Brandt says 'Four Strong Winds' was the first tune he'd ever learned and when Tyson agreed to sing it with him on stage it was a highlight of his life. 

"He kept Country Music and it’s artisans honest. Authentic to the core. So thankful we crossed trails this side of the Great Divide," Brandt says.

Foothills MP John Barlow called Tyson a true Canadian icon. 

Barlow says he was blessed to know Tyson for more than 20 years and while his music is world-renowned, what stood out was how he epitomized what it means to be Albertan. 

Tyson had been living near Longview, which is where he passed away.