Ryman Auditorium Honors Musical Icons Little Jimmy Dickens and Bill Monroe with Life-Size Statues

Two of the most profound musical innovators in country and bluegrass music will forever remain part of the Soul of Nashville with the installation of life-size statues of Little Jimmy Dickens and Bill Monroe at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman, which is recognized as the Soul of Nashville, was founded as a beacon of …

Country Music Icon Little Jimmy Dickens Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart to report that Country Music Icon and Grand Ole Opry star Little Jimmy Dickens passed away today, January 2, at the age of 94.  Dickens passed of cardiac arrest after being hospitalized from a stroke on Christmas Day.  Dickens is a highly respected member of the country music community, …

Little Jimmy Dickens Receives Special Delivery From Fans

Grand Ole Opry icon Little Jimmy Dickens was greeted over the Independence Day holiday weekend with a crate of cards and letters sent by friends and fans to wish him well as he undergoes three weeks of short-term radiation treatments for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal chords.

Little Jimmy Dickens To Begin Short-Term Radiation Treatments

Grand Ole Opry icon Jimmy Dickens, who has been absent from his beloved Opry stage for most of 2013, is set to undergo three weeks of short-term radiation treatments for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal chords beginning next week. The Opry member’s doctors expect him to make a full recovery.