Label: Tater-Patch Records - MD-101 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country
A regular at the Grand Ole Opry for almost sixty years, Dickens is famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11", and his rhinestone-studded outfits. Dickens' musical career began in the late s, when he began performing on a local radio station while attending West Virginia University. He soon quit school to pursue a full-time music My Eyes Are Jealous - Little Jimmy Dickens - Country Music Hall Of Fame , and travelled the country performing on various local radio stations under the name "Jimmy the Kid.
Around this time he began using the nickname "Little Jimmy Dickens," a name inspired by his height of 4 feet 11 inches. In Dickens released "The Violet and the Rose," Papá De Dada - Chris Barber Y Su Conjunto* - Florecita Y Otros Exitos first top ten single in twelve years.
During he became the first country artist to circle the globe while on tour, and also made numerous TV appearances including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Around this time he released his biggest hit, "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose," reaching number one in the country charts and number fifteen in the pop charts.
That same year he married his wife, Mona, and in he returned to the Grand Ole Opry. Recently Dickens has made appearances in a number of music videos by fellow country musician and West Virginia native Brad Paisley. He has also been featured on several of Paisley's albums in bonus comedy tracks along with other Opry mainstays such as George Jones and Bill Anderson.
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