Even country artists like James Otto were affected by the death of guitarist Ronnie Montrose. The classic rock legend, who played with singer Sammy Hagar in the band Montrose, died on Saturday (March 3) at the age of 64. The news shook the classic rock community, but clearly, Montrose’s outreach was much bigger. Otto, a singer/guitarist himself — who saw his second album ‘Sunset Man’ produced by a pair of country heavyweights in the form of John Rich and his own brother-in-law, Rascal Flatts‘ Jay DeMarcus — posted a tweet about this great loss to the music community. In doing so, he shared a short but sweet memory of how the late, great Montrose factored into his life.