Charlie Worsham Pays Tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens in ‘Country Boy’ Video [Watch]
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Charlie Worsham is adding his voice to a host of tributes to Little Jimmy Dickens in the wake of the iconic entertainer’s death on Jan. 2. Worsham posted a heartfelt video covering the late singer’s hit, ‘Country Boy,’ and sharing his favorite memory of Dickens.
“I remember seeing Little Jimmy Dickens on the Grand Ole Opry when I was just a kid,” Worsham says. “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.”
Worsham goes on to praise the late Country Music Hall of Famer for his kind personality and the legacy he left as one of the best representatives for a genre known all over the world.
“He couldn’t have been nicer, friendlier or more open or more humble,” says Worsham. “I believe country music never 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.”
Worsham goes on to play his “favorite of all the ‘Country Boy’ songs,” covering Dickens’ 1949 hit single with an acoustic guitar and his clear and crisp voice. From Brad Paisley to many famous faces at the Grand Ole Opry, Worsham is just one of many country stars to pay tribute to the life and legacy of the legendary entertainer.
Some of the top stars in country music gathered together to pay their final respects to Dickens on Thursday (Jan. 8) at the Opry. Paisley performed ‘When I Get Where I’m Going,’ followed by Vince Gill and Carrie Underwood singing ‘Go Rest High on That Mountain‘ before Paisley led all of the Opry stars in ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken‘ to close out the memorial.
See Pictures From Little Jimmy Dickens’ Funeral