Little Jimmy Dickens certainly had a lot of fans amongst his fellow country stars. And since the Grand Ole Opry legend passed away at the age of 94 on Jan. 2, there’s been no shortage of artists wanting to pay their respects.
Brad Paisley posted a heartfelt letter titled “Saying Goodbye to my Hero” on his website, Hank Williams Jr. wrote a poignant piece for The Tennessean and countless others have shared their memories on social media.
Singer Charlie Worsham, 29, also paid tribute to the late star with a video on YouTube (see it below). In the clip, Worsham shares a story about having once shared a dressing room at the Grand Ole Opry with Dickens – “If you could embody the spirit of country music, it would be Little Jimmy Dickens without a doubt,” he says – before launching into the late star’s song “Country Boy.”
“It’s a country boy song and we’ve had a lot of those over the years,” says Worsham. “But it’s my favorite of all the country boy songs.”
A “Celebration of Life” service will be held in honor of Dickens on Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Grand Ole Opry House.
See Worsham’s sweet video here: