Friday, January 9, 2015

Nashville News Roundup - Week Ending 1-9-2015

Little Jimmy Dickens - Grand Ole Opry Archives
You can hear me live on two radio stations here in Kentucky for the Nashville News Roundup on Friday mornings.  I try to give you a little piece of news, some history, and a download of the week to check out.  Tune in at 8:15 am on WKFC and 9:20 AM on WFKY.

If you are a station that would like to broadcast this segment, feel free to contact me.

Remembering Little Jimmy Dickens
Yesterday, friends and family paid their respects to honor Little Jimmy Dickens, who passed away on January 2nd due to cardiac arrest from having a stroke on Christmas Day.  He will be remembered for his kindness towards others, as well as his comical wit.  He had a #1 hit song that also hit the pop charts with May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose.

"He was exactly the size we needed him to be," Brad Paisley said. "I, for one, don't want to live in a world of Big Jim Dickens. Let's celebrate the most remarkable life that anyone in this format has ever lived."

Check out The Tennessean newspaper's exclusive coverage of the celebration of life of Little Jimmy Dickens by clicking here.  

Charlie Daniels Shooting the Breeze
Charlie Daniels takes to The National Rifle Association's third season of NRA All Access on The Outdoor Channel to shed light on his die hard passion for guns and rifles, and why he's so committed to protecting America's right to bear arms. Highly noted for his multiple chart-topping hits and stand-out instrumental talent that has catapulted him into international stardom, it's no secret Daniels is also an enthusiastic outdoorsman and longtime friend of the NRA. Tune in this Friday, January 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET to watch

Awesome Possum Fact of the Week: On this date in 1960, Patsy Cline becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Handpicked Download of the Week: Craig Wayne Boyd - My Baby's Got a Smile On Her Face