Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Little Jimmy Dickens is above iconic in country music. I had a chance to meet him shortly at Fan Fair one year, and has always been one of my most favorite artists. I must say, I'm the proud owner of his Bear Family Box Set...and love it. He is humorous, the textbook description of a country music gentleman, and incredible artist. Dickens just so happened to be born in the same year that The Grand Ole Opry got its start, in fact a matter of weeks apart. In August of 1948, Jimmy Dickens' dream came true. He became a member of the Opry.