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.
"I remember seeing Little Jimmy Dickens on the Grand Ole Opry when I was just a kid," Worsham recalls. "A few years after that first trip to Nashville, when I was first a guest on the Opry, I got to share a dressing room with him. The thing I remember the most about that experience was how he was cutting up and had everybody laughing, and how people would come by, they'd go out of their way to shake his hand or get their picture made with him.
"He couldn't have been nicer, friendlier or more open or more humble," Worsham continues. "I don't believe country music ever had a better ambassador than it did with him. If you could embody the spirit of country music, it would be Little Jimmy Dickens, without a doubt."
Among the numerous other artists who have shared tributes are Brad Paisley, who posted an eloquent remembrance on his Facebook page, and Hank Williams, Jr., who wrote an essay on Dickens for Nashville's Tennessean.
Dickens' viewing, which is open to the public, will be held on Jan. 7 at Nashville’s Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park. The visitation will run 4 PM – 8 PM CT. A public celebration of life service will be held Jan. 8 at the Opry at 11 AM CT.
Dickens' own version of 'Country Boy' can be heard here.
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