Grand Ole Opry Holds Celebration Of Life For Little Jimmy Dickens
January 8, 2015 at 3:16 PM (PT)
A celebration of life was held for LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS today at the GRAND OLE OPRY. Friends, family, and fans were invited to the open-to-the-public memorial to the 94 year old COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMER who passed away on FRIDAY, JANUARY 2nd (NET NEWS 1/2).
VINCE GILL, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, BRAD PAISLEY, STEVE WARINER, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, CONNIE SMITH, and others were on hand to pay tribute to the legendary DICKENS, who had been an OPRY member since 1948. The longest running member at the time of his death, DICKENS was a staple at the OPRY, making his final appearance just a few weeks before his death.
SCOTT HAMILTON remarked at the celebration of life TODAY (1/8), "I'll be bold and say that I think LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS is every bit as iconic to the GRAND OLE OPRY as that circle of wood that every Country music artist dreams of one day standing on." Others paid tribute through kind words and song, with a full performance of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" being performed by all in attendance.
For audio clips and a recap of today's celebration of life, visit the OPRY's dedicated page.