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Jimmy Dickens, 94-Year-Old Grand Ole Opry Legend, Hospitalized

By    |   Monday, 29 Dec 2014 01:10 PM

Jimmy Dickens, the Grand Ole Opry legend better known as "Little" Jimmy Dickens, is suffering from an undisclosed illness and has been hospitalized, The Associated Press reported.

Jessie Schmidt, a publicist for the Opry, said in a news release Sunday that Dickens was admitted to a Nashville-area hospital on Dec. 25 and that he's in "critical care."

His last performance at the Opry was Dec. 20 as part of his birthday celebration. He turned 94 a day earlier.

Dickens, who is 4-foot-11, has performed on the Opry almost continuously since 1948. He became an Opry member in 1948 and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983.

His hits include "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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Jimmy Dickens, the Grand Ole Opry legend better known as "Little" Jimmy Dickens, is suffering from an undisclosed illness and has been hospitalized, The Associated Press reported.
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