Little Jimmy Dickens, an American country music singer famous for his humorous novelty songs died on 2 January 2015 at Nashville. He was 94.
James Cecil Dickens born on 19 December 1920 in Bolt, West Virginia was best known for his self-deprecating sense of humor, small size (4'11") and his rhinestone-studded outfits. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and few grandchildren.
About Little Jimmy Dickens
• His original name was James Cecil Dickens
• He began his musical career in the late 1930s by performing on WJLS radio station in Beckley, West Virginia
• Later, he performed in various radio stations across the country under the name Jimmy the Kid
• He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 after he was introduced by Roy Acuff to Art Satherly at Columbia Records and officials
• He became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983
• Some of the novelty songs recorded by Dickens include Country Boy, A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed, I'm Little But I'm Loud and others
• His song Take an Old Cold Tater (And Wait) inspired Hank Williams to nickname him Tater
• In 1950, Dickens formed the Country Boys with musicians Jabbo Arrington, Grady Martin, Bob Moore and Thumbs Carllile
What: died at 94
When: 2 January 2014