Monday, December 29, 2014

Little Jimmy Dickens Health Worsens

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Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame icon Jimmy Dickens is in critical care with an undisclosed illness after being admitted to a Nashville area hospital on Christmas. 

Dickens' wife, family and the Opry are requesting prayers from his friends and fans around the world, according to an press release sent out Sunday.

Dickens turned 94 on Dec. 19. Dickens became a Grand Ole Opry member in 1948 and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. Among his enduring classics are "Take An Old Cold Tater (And Wait)," "Country Boy," "Out Behind The Barn," and "May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose."

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