When I was growing up, one of my memories is the country and western music that my father used to listen to. It was Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, and more. If they were on the Grand Ole Opry, he liked to listen to them. We couldn’t get that program where we lived, but their occassional personal appearances made it possible for us to see them. Well, most of the entertainers that my dad listened to have passed on. There are still a few around, however, and today’s Family First Site visits with one of them.
The site we are visting to day is the Official Website of Little Jimmy Dickens. He is the oldest member of the Grand Ole Opry, and even though he is “retired”, he can usually be seen every weekend hosting one of the shows segments. He is truly a legend in the country music field, having entertained all over the world, from SE Asia to Germany. In fact, he is the first country music entertainer to have completely circled the globe, which he did in 1964. He has been an entertainer for over 60 years. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1948, where he became close friends to the legendary Hank Williams (who gave Jimmy his nickname of “Tater”). He has performed on just about every country music television show broadcast at one time or the other.
Little Jimmy Dickens is one of the most recognized entertainers in the music business. There isn’t a day that goes by that one of his songs are played on some radio station somewhere. He is fun to listen to, as my youngest daughter recently found out. Now she doesn’t miss the Grand Ole Opry when he is on it.