The reports of the death of Little Jimmy Dickens noted that he was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry. So who is now the oldest member you ask….. The Opry says it’s Ralph Stanley, who will be 88 next month. The longest running member is Jean Shepard, who joined in 1955. Country music has been mourning since Little Jimmy Dickens passed away on Friday at the age of 94.
Ralph Stanley will release Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow on Jan 19, exclusively at all Cracker Barrell Old Country Store locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The album features guest artists Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs, Josh Turner, Lee Ann Womack and more!