Nationally recognized independent Grand Ole Opry historian Byron Fay offers news and comments regarding country music's premier show.
Tears...........Thanks ByronJimKnightsville, IN
Precious and PRICELESS - thank you for posting.
All of the above.
Agreed @Jim, Anonymous & Michael ... the Grand Ole Opry will never be the same without Little Jimmy Dickens. He sure had a way of endearing himself to everyone. Thanks for posting this great video, Byron.(Jeanene)
It suddenly occurred to me that Bill Anderson was also at the center of Roy Acuff's last Saturday night Opry appearance, about which he has written very movingly and which we have discussed here. As a reminder, Mr. Acuff had been out sick and Bill was to host his segment when Mr. Acuff arrived, essentially being carried by his band members. When Bill came out, something made him say that he wanted to do "their" song, which Mr. Acuff always tried to beg off from doing, and then they did "I Wonder If God Likes Country Music."
Fred, Bismarck:Wonderful! Jimmy didn't spare the tailor up to the end, did he?
His funeral was absolutely amazing.What a man..........Thanks, Byron.