Dickens service airs live Thursday
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
– The funeral on Thursday of Little Jimmy Dickens will be broadcast online at opry.com and on WSM radio.
DIckens, a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, died last Friday at 94 in Nashville.
The ceremony remembering Dickens will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House on Thursday at noon eastern time.
Listeners can hear the memorial service live at 650 AM and wsmonline.com, or watch a live video stream at opry.com.
Later that same evening, at 8 p.m. eastern, DJ Eddie Stubbs' Little Jimmy Dickens Tribute Show will be aired. Stubbs will chronicle the life and career of Dickens, air interview excerpts with Dickens over the years, play some archived performances and discuss the most important records of his long career.
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