Dickens remains hospitalized
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
– Country Music Hall of Famer Little Jimmy Dickens, 94, has been in a Nashville-area hospital since Christmas Day.
Dickens, who celebrated his birthday earlier this month, has not disclosed his illness.
Dickens, who also is a mainstay of the Grand Ole Opry last performed there on Dec. 20.
A number of country stars have expressed their prayers for Dickens. Charlie Daniels tweeted, "One of my long time musical heroes and dear friend Little Jimmy Dickens is in intensive care.
Would you join me in praying for him."
Brad Paisley, a friend of Dickens, tweeted, "Get well soon @liljimdickens ! Everyone adores you buddy. And I mean everyone."
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Country Music Hall Of Famer Little Jimmy Dickens, just shy of five feet tall, is proof positive that good things do indeed come in small packages. Germany's Bear Family Records, renown for its comprehensive, meticulously researched box sets, with this - the first of two sets - begins its documentation of Dickens' career in a superb none-too-small collection of 105 songs spanning four CDs from 1949-57 on Columbia.
Known for novelty songs such as "Out Behind The Barn" and "A-Sleepin' At The Foot Of ...
Little Jimmy Dickens is a member of the CMA Hall of Fame; he's a seminal figure in the bridge between hillbilly and rockabilly music; he's been oneof the most popular country performers in history.
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Dickens was a master of many forms of country: work songs, sentimental ballads, boogie tunes, weepy ...