Today, longtime and beloved Grand Ole Opry star, Jimmy Dickens has passed away, at the ripe old age of 94.
Jimmy Dickens first debuted at the Grand Ole Opry House in 1948, and since then, he held a vital part both on and off the stage as a permanent performer and coordinator.
Today, the world lost an important person in the history of country music, but fortunately, Little Jimmy Dickens lived a fulfilling, and hearty life.
Pete Fisher, the Opry Vice President and general manager, said in a statement Friday about Dickens, "He loved the audience and his Opry family, and all of us loved him back. He was a one-of-kind entertainer and a great soul whose spirit will live on for years to come."
Rest in Peace Little Jimmy Dickens. You will be greatly missed!
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I'm Little But I'm Loud
A lot of folks have told me
I was pulled 'fore I was ripe
A winter apple picked off in the fall
But even as a youngin'
I was not the bashful type
'Cause I could yell the loudest of them all.
I'm little, but I'm loud
I'm poor, but I'm proud
I'm countrified and I don't care who knows it
I'm like a banty rooster
In a big, red rooster crowd
I'm puny, short and little, but I'm loud.
I learned to do my singin
Walkin' 'long behind a plow
The singin' teachers always passed me by
And so I have to sing
The only way that I know how
Just rare back, open up and let 'er fly.
I sang a special solo song
In church one Sunday morn'
And I was plumb embarassed to my chin
I hit a high note, looked around
And sure as I was born
Two cows and fourteen hogs were walkin' in.
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