Grand Ole Opry member Brad Paisley made a surprise appearance on the Opry Saturday night, January 2, in honor of one of his best friends, Grand Ole Opry star Little Jimmy Dickens. Dickens passed away on January 2, 2015 at the age of 94.
Paisley shared stories about the Opry legend, including a memory from the first time the two friends went fishing together. Paisley ended the night with a medley of Dickens’ favorites including ‘Country Boy’, ‘Out Behind The Barn’, ‘May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose’, and ‘Mountain Dew’, among others.
Dickens was the longest-running member of the Opry, joining in 1948. He last performed on the Opry on Dec. 20, 2014, singing “Out Behind The Barn” and delivering his trademark comedy.
Dickens was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983.