Little Jimmy Dickens is getting the wax figure treatment. The diminutive Grand Ole Opry legend, who died in 2015, will be honored with a figure at Madame Tussauds’ wax museum, which is opening a Nashville location next spring.
Dickens stood only 4 feet 11 inches tall and was known for a quirky sense of humor, flashy stage clothes and irreverent hits like “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose.” Brad Paisley, a close friend of Dickens, especially in the icon’s later years, helped reveal the statue during a live Opry broadcast on December 18th, and performed Dickens’ “Out Behind the Barn.”
The new Nashville location of Madame Tussauds is set to open in 2017, just across the street from the Opry House. The museum will focus exclusively on American musical figures, including Carrie Underwood, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Minnie Pearl.
Dickens was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983.