Can you please tell me about Little Jimmy Dickens and how we can order some of his records?
—Betty D., Florida
Born in Bolt, W.Va., on Dec. 19, 1920, James Cecil Dickens stands only 4 feet 11 inches tall, but he’s looked up to by generations of country music fans. Known for novelty numbers such as Take an Old Cold ‘Tater (And Wait), Dickens joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and still performs there today. He admits he’s sentimental: A miniature covered wagon given to him by Elvis Presley in 1957 still sits in his den. “I treasure it,” he says. “That thrilled me to death.” You can order his records from the Ernest Tubb Record Shop, P.O. Box 500, Nashville, Tenn., 37202 or by calling (615) 255-7503.