In honoring the life and memory of fellow Grand Ole Opry member Little Jimmy Dickens, Ricky Skaggs said, “Little Jimmy Dickens was one of the greatest entertainers I ever knew.  His country charm, sharp wit, and graciousness made him a star that everyone wanted to meet.  I’ll miss him very much.”

After an Opry performance in tribute to Little Jimmy at the Ryman Auditorium on Jan. 2, 2015, Ricky said, “It just wouldn’t be the Opry if there wasn’t a Little Jimmy joke back there.”

Our prayers go out to the family of Little Jimmy Dickens and we remember him today with much love, laughter and song that he so enjoyed giving his fans around the world.

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