We’ve lost an American musical icon: James Cecil “Little Jimmy” Dickens has died at 94. The Country Music Hall of Fame member performed at the Grand Ole Opry as recently as 12.20.14. CMT sums up Dickens in brief:

A diminutive bundle of energy in his 1950s and 1960s heyday, Dickens wowed country fans with a pleasing mix of his tiny size and an incongruous gum-popping swagger. Also known for his self-deprecating humor, he often called himself ‘Willie Nelson after taxes.’ Famous for classic comedy novelties like “Out Behind the Barn,” Dickens sang with incomparable heart such love ballads as ‘We Could’ (and) ‘Another Bridge to Burn.’

Go listen to some Little Jimmy Dickens and read more at CMT.

Right here.

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