Vince Gill says when you’re young and someone is kind to you, you never forget it, and that’s what it was like the first time any Grand Ole Opry newcomer met Little Jimmy Dickens. Vince was one of several hundred people who celebrated Dickens’ life at the Opry yesterday.
Carrie Underwood says her mother warned her about Dickens because he liked pretty girls, but she says he always kissed her hand and had a little piece of her heart.
Among the other country luminaries who came to mourn their friend were Bill Anderson, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, Marty Stuart, Opry legends Jean Howard and Jeannie Seely andNashville cast members Charles Esten, Sam Palladio and Chaley Rose.
Brad Paisley led a group in singing “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” a tradition he says Dickens started. Paisley choked back tears and said, “At 94, your journey has ended, but we’ll take it from here, little buddy.”
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An upcoming Civil War mini-series will have a lot of familiar faces in it, if you follow country music. “To Appomattox” includes Dwight Yoakam as Union General George Meade, Kix Brooks as Union General Winfield Scott Hancock and Trace Adkins as Confederate General John Gregg. Gary LeVox , Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney of -Rascal Flatts and Laura Bell Bundy also have roles. It will run sometime this year, but an air date and a channel have not been announced.
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Sing to Me, because I have dealt bountifully with you. When singing praises is the last thing you feel like doing, it is probably just what you need. I have indeed been gracious in My dealings with you-whether or not it seems that way. You have been on an uphill journey for a long time, and you are growing weary. You yearn for some easy days, for a path that is not so steep. But it is the strenuous climbs that take you ever upward-closer and closer to the summit.
The difficulty of your life circumstances is not a mistake! It’s a matter of My Sovereign will and-to some extent-your own goals. You desire to live close to Me and to grow more fully into the one I created you to be. Pursuing these goals has put you on an adventurous trail where difficulties and dangers abound. Sometimes you compare your journey with those of your friends who seem to be on easier paths. But you cannot fully comprehend the problems they face. Nor do you know what the future holds for them. Remember My response to Simon Peter when he asked about My dealings with John: What is that to you? You follow Me!
I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me. -Psalm 13:6 nkjv
God is my strong fortress; and He sets the blameless in His way. He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me on high places. -2 Samuel 22:33-34 nasb
Jesus said to [Peter], If I want [John] to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me! -John 21:22 nasb
I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.