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Ryman Unveils Statues of Bill Monroe & Little Jimmy Dickens

Bill Monroe StatueNashville, TN -- Two of the most profound musical innovators in country and bluegrass music will forever remain part of the Soul of Nashville with the installation today of life-size statues of the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe and Ryman icon and country star Little Jimmy Dickens at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

Country Stars React to Passing of Little Jimmy Dickens

Little Jimmy DickensNashville, TN -- The country music industry is in mourning following the death of the iconic and beloved James Cecil Dickens known as "Little Jimmy Dicken"s or just "Tater". Dickens passed away Friday, January 2nd at the age of 94. He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. He was the oldest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Fans Send Crate Full of Get Well Wishes to Little Jimmy Dickens

Little Jimmy DickensNashville, TN -- /Opry.com/ 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

Little Jimmy DickensNashville, TN -- /Opry.com/ Little Jimmy is going to have a little work done. 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.

Little Jimmy Dickens Honorary Executive Chef of Opry Backstage Grill

Jimmy Dickens with Chef HatNashville, TN -- The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on okra fries, Tennessee cornbread salad, skillet fried chicken, pit smoked Southern barbecue, and signature desserts in a new restaurant, the Opry Backstage Grill. Friday, August 5th, during a grand opening event at the restaurant, 62-year Opry member Little Jimmy Dickens was presented with a Chef's hat and named the restaurant's Honorary Executive Chef.

The Grand Ole Opry Boys...

The Oakridge Boysby Joseph S. Bonsall
On July 8th, upon the legendary stage of The Grand Ole Opry, in between Y'all Come Back Saloon and Elvira, history was made. The oldest living Opry star, Little Jimmy Dickens, strode onto the stage dressed as William Lee Golden and surprised us all by announcing that The Oak Ridge Boys were to become the newest members of the prestigious sisterhood and brotherhood that IS the Grand Ole Opry! That night is now etched in music and Oaks' history. The official induction will take place August 6th on the same stage.

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