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67 Years Ago: Little Jimmy Dickens Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut

Sixty-seven years ago today (Feb. 21, 1948) was an historic day for Little Jimmy Dickens. It was on this day that the then-27-year-old made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, performing "John Henry" and "I Dreamed of an Old Love Affair."

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Brad Paisley Explains How Little Jimmy Dickens Reminded Him of His Grandfather

The entire country music community mourned when Little Jimmy Dickens passed away on Jan. 2. But aside from Dickens' family, perhaps no one felt the loss as strongly as Brad Paisley, who says the 94-year-old reminded him of his own grandfather, who died when Paisley was just a child.

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Brad Paisley Performs ‘When I Get to Where I’m Going’ at Little Jimmy Dickens’ Funeral [WATCH]

There was no one more fitting than Brad Paisley to pay tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens at his memorial service on Thursday (Jan. 8).

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Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley + More Perform ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken’ at Little Jimmy Dickens’ Memorial [WATCH]

Tears were free falling as Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and more took the stage to perform 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken' at Little Jimmy Dickens' Grand Ole Opry memorial service on Thursday (Jan. 8).

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Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood Pay Tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens With ‘Go Rest High on That Mountain’ Performance [WATCH]

Vince Gill and Carrie Underwood paid tribute to the late Little Jimmy Dickens at his memorial service on Thursday (Jan. 8) with an emotional performance of Gill's Grammy-winning 1995 hit 'Go Rest High on That Mountain.'

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Little Jimmy Dickens Remembered at Touching Memorial Service [PICTURES]

Little Jimmy Dickens was remembered and celebrated in a big way on Thursday (Jan. 8) at a star-studded memorial service at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn.

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Charlie Worsham Honors Little Jimmy Dickens With ‘Country Boy’ Cover [WATCH]

Country artists are continuing to share fond memories of and tributes to Little Jimmy Dickens, who passed away on Jan. 2 from cardiac arrest. Charlie Worsham recently posted a video of himself singing one of Dickens' early hits, 'Country Boy,' along with a special story about the country legend.

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News Roundup — Tim McGraw + Faith Hill Sell Land, Grand Ole Opry Honors Little Jimmy Dickens

The Boot rounds up today's top stories from our news partners.

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Hank Williams, Jr., Remembers Little Jimmy Dickens: ‘The Angel Band Has Added Another Frontman’

The country music community continues to mourn the loss of country music icon Little Jimmy Dickens, who passed away on Jan. 2. Hank Williams, Jr., shared his feelings on the death of the Grand Ole Opry star in a touching tribute for Nashville's Tennessean.

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Remembering Little Jimmy Dickens’ Life + Legacy [PICTURES]

Little Jimmy Dickens was born James Cecil Dickens in 1920, in the tiny town of Bolt, W. Va. Dickens may have been small in stature -- he was only 4 feet, 11 inches -- but his presence was larger than life.

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